Title: Stand development and yields of Appalachian hardwood stands managed with single-tree selection for at least 30 years
Author: Lamson, Neil I; Smith, H. Clay
Station ID: RP-NE-655
Description: Appalachian hardwood stands in West Virginia were managed for 30 or more years using single-tree selection regeneration practices. Stand yield data suggest that current stand growth will provide economical harvest cuts for several future cutting cycles. This case study indicates that the single-tree selection practice has potential for landowners who want to maintain continuous overstory cover and are willing to accept the gradual species shift to the more shade-tolerant species.
Keywords: Tree regeneration; growth; yields; shade-tolerant species
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Lamson, Neil I; Smith, H. Clay 1991. Stand development and yields of Appalachian hardwood stands managed with single-tree selection for at least 30 years. .