Canadian Forest Service Publications

Improvement cut accelerates white pine sawlog growth. 1984. Stiell, W.M. The Forestry Chronicle 60(1): 3-9.

Year: 1984

Issued by: Pacific Forestry Centre

Catalog ID: 4554

Language: English

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Abstract

Middle-aged eastern white pine (Pinus strobus L.) were released in 1971 by removal of overstorey hardwoods in a commercial cut. Ten-year growth of the pine indicated that treatment had been effective in promoting development of sawlog sizes. Compared with untreated stands, the margin of growth of this material was up to 30 m3/ha for middle-density understoreys (12 m2/ha of basal area), and would reach 71 m3/ha over 20 years according to growth projections.