Canadian Forest Service Publications

A stand density management diagram for balsam fir in New Brunswick. 2006. Penner, M.; Swift, D.E.; Gagnon, R.R.; Brissette, J.C. The Forestry Chronicle 82: 700-711.

Year: 2006

Issued by: Atlantic Forestry Centre

Catalog ID: 26535

Language: English

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A stand management density diagram (SDMD) is presented for balsam fir (Abies balsamea (L.) Mill.) forests in New Brunswick. The SDMD incorporates a maximum size density line, as well as quadratic mean diameter and top height isolines. Several mortality functions are evaluated. The resultant SDMD should be a useful tool for projecting early stand development and determining the timing and intensity of thinnings.