Title: Applying a crop-tree release in small-sawtimber white oak stands
Author: Stringer, Jeffrey W; Miller, Gary W.; Wittwer, Robert F.
Source: Res. Pap. NE-620. Broomall, PA: US Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northeastern Forest Experiment Station. 5 p.
Station ID: RP-NE-620
Description: Small-sawtimber white oak crop trees in Kentucky were released by a crown-touching technique. In two cutting treatments, 20 and 34 crop trees were released per acre at a total cost of $35 and $42, respectively. Both treatments yielded commercial volumes of cut material. Total mean merchantable volume (> 5.0 inches d.b.h.) in cut trees was 693 cubic
feet/acre, with approximately 2,400 board feet/acre in sawtimber( >=11.0 inches d.b.h.). On the basis of early crop-tree stem response, the released trees are growing 0.16 inch/year compared with 0.13 inch/year for the unreleased trees.
Keywords: white oak, crown touching, felling cost, three-year growth, Kentucky
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Stringer, Jeffrey W; Miller, Gary W.; Wittwer, Robert F. 1988. Applying a crop-tree release in small-sawtimber white oak stands. Res. Pap. NE-620. Broomall, PA: US Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northeastern Forest Experiment Station. 5 p..