Precommercial crop-tree thinning in a mixed northern hardwood stand

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U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northeastern Forest Experiment Station , Radnor, Pa
Tree crops -- Vermont., Hardwoods -- Vermont -- Thinning., Trees -- Vermont -- Growth., Yellow birch., Paper birch., Sugar maple -- Ver
StatementNancy G. Voorhis.
SeriesResearch paper NE -- 640., Research paper NE (Broomall, Pa. : 1988) -- 640.
ContributionsNortheastern Forest Experiment Station (Radnor, Pa.)
The Physical Object
Pagination4 p. ;
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL16031282M

Study investigates crop-tree thinning performed on an 8-year-old stand of mixed northern hardwoods. The effects on the stand and its structure are examined by analyzing diameter, height, and crown growth, and by relating these measures to tree quality.

Study Area The area is in a acre northern hardwood stand on theCited by: 6. Precommercial crop-tree thinning in a mixed northern hardwood stand. Crop trees of paper birch, yellow birch and sugar maple [Betula papyrifera, B. alleghaniensis and Acer saccharum] in an 8-yr-old mixed northern hardwoods stand in Vermont were precommercially thinned at 2 intensities (to a radius of 4 or 8 ft from the stem).Cited by: 6.

Precommercial crop-tree thinning in a mixed northern hardwood stand (OCoLC) Online version: Voorhis, Nancy G. Precommercial crop-tree thinning in a mixed northern hardwood stand (OCoLC) Material Type: Government publication, National government publication: Document Type: Book: All Authors / Contributors.

Precommercial crop-tree thinning in a mixed northern hardwood stand / By Nancy G. Voorhis and Pa.) Northeastern Forest Experiment Station (Radnor. Abstract. Cover es bibliographical references (p.

4).Mode of access: Internet. A method of thinning mixed hardwood-spruce stands [L. A Kairyukshtis] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying : L. A Kairyukshtis. A dominant-tree thinning was conducted in in a year-old even-aged northern hardwood stand, clearcut in aboutwhere a precommercial thinning study had been conducted in The commercial thinning concentrated on the removalAuthor: William B.

Leak. In the late s, large forest companies began precommercial thinning (PCT) operations in young northern hardwood cutovers in New Brunswick. One method of TSI is Crop Tree Re- lease (CTR), the practice of deadening selected trees in younger, overstocked forests for the benefit of releasing desir- able crop trees.

Overstocked indicates a forest stand having more trees than is desired, causing the growth rate on individual trees to Size: KB. Pre -commercial thinning releases over crowded pine or hardwood stands to prevent stagnation, decrease the risk of insects and disease, and increase the growth of remaining trees.

Trees are typically removed by mowing, disking, chopping, cutting, spraying or prescribed burning. More details found in the Size: KB. Precommercial thinning of overtopping aspen to release coniferous regeneration in a boreal mixedwood stand Marcel Prévost, a Lise Charette a a Ministère des Forêts, de la Faune et des Parcs du Québec, Direction de la recherche forestière,Cited by: 3.

Crop trees in the spaced plots had more and larger branches and also a. higher percentage of knot volume than in the unspaced plots.

There were no differences. in the number and size of branches between balsam fir and red spruce, although red. spruce crop trees had a greater knot volume than balsam fir by: 5. The effects of four precommercial thinning (PCT) treatments on an even-aged northern conifer stand in Maine were investigated by examining stand structure and composition 32.

PURPOSE: Pre-commercial thinning releases over-crowded pine stands to prevent stagnation and increase growth on remaining trees. Pre-commercial thinning is usually applied to natural stands with trees less than 5 inches in diameter.

In some rare instances a pine plantation may qualify if a substantial amount of natural pine has seededFile Size: KB. Treatments included control (no rehabilitation), moderate rehabilitation (crop tree release), and intensive rehabilitation (crop tree release plus timber stand improvement).

Paper birch (Betula papyrifera Marsh.), red spruce (Picea rubens Sarg.), and eastern hemlock (Tsuga canadensis (L.) Carriere) crop tree diameter increments 0 to 9 years after treatment were Author: Joshua J. Puhlick, Christian Kuehne, Laura S. Kenefic. Relative to untreated control plots, precommercial crop tree release initially decreased upper canopy and intermediate densities by 32% and 25%, respectively (Table 2).

Over the next twenty-five years, density of upper canopy trees decreased by 75% on plots with and without crop tree release (Table 4).Cited by: 3. Th e stand was a year-old northern hardwood stand on an excellent site: 20 percent of the basal area was in white ash.

Percentages of basal area for the other species were red maple (32), paper birch (13), aspen (12), sugar maple (9), yellow birch (9), beech (3), and other species (2).

Th e thinning (a commercial one), coupled with light. Pre-commercial thinning is a silvicultural treatment or type of cut in which young crop trees are selected and released by removing any less promising neighbouring trees hindering their growth.

The trees that are kept are usually free of deformities, harmful insects and disease. Inseven study areas were established in Connecticut to examine the effects of precommercial crop tree release on development of sapling red oaks (Quercus rubra L.) (n = ).Crown class at canopy closure, competition from adjacent trees for growing space and limited resources, and interaction of these factors were major determinants of survival, upper Cited by: An 8-year-old dense monotypic stand of naturally regenerated koa (Acacia koa A.

Gray) on the Island of Hawaii was selected to determine the effects of precommercial release thinning, phosphorous (P) fertilization and herbaceous weed control on growth of potential crop trees over approximately 30 ng consisted of cutting down all stems within a m radius Cited by: 2.

precommercial stands. Precommercial crop tree release increases tree diameter and helps ensure survival.

Released trees become mature sooner and/or attain a larger size at maturity. What is a crop tree. A crop tree can be any tree that the landowner wants to retain.

For sawlog production, timber crop trees in precommercial stands should be high. Traditional theories of stand regulation advocate holding stand-level stocking at a point where individual tree growth is optimized while still fully occupying the site.

This level is commonly termed the B-line on stocking guidelines. Even at 1 to 3 years of age, southern hardwood stands have been shown to respond to precommercial thinning. landowner or individual stand, the criteria used to define a crop tree can differ.

However, in all cases, crop trees must possess a crown structure and can-opy position that allows them to respond to release and remain competitive as the stand matures. Table 1 provides examples of crop tree criteria by com-mon management objectives. Voorhis NG () Precommercial crop-tree thinning in a mixed northern hardwood stand.

USDA Forest Service, Northeastern Forest Experiment Station, 4 p Google Scholar Vor T, Spellmann H, Bolte A, Ammer C (eds) () Potenziale und Risiken eingeführter Baumarten: Baumartenportraits mit naturschutzfachlicher by: Mixed Stands Mixed Hardwood Stands • TSI cuts necessary to release intolerant species to form upper canopy • Unmanaged or degraded stands objectives, costs, biology, decision-making • First cut in unmanaged stand is a combination improvement cut and thinning species & form Silvicultural Treatments in Mixed Stands Mixed.

can easily walk under the canopy. If a precommercial crop tree release or thinning is planned and grapevines need control, treat the vines first.

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Wait at least 5 years before doing the release or thinning. Use herbicides to control grapevines only when mature stands are ready to harvest. If you schedule some even-age practice in a grapevine. Phillips, L.M. Crop tree growth and quality twenty-five years after precommercial thinning in a northern conifer stand.

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Orono, ME: University of Maine. 87 p. M.S. thesis. Phillips, L.M., R.S. Seymour and L.S. Kenefic. Crop tree growth and quality twenty-five years after precommercial thinning in a northern conifer stand.

Abstract: In seven study areas were established in Connecticut to examine the effects of precommercial crop tree release on bole and crown growth. Each study area has 27 8x8 m plots centered on a northern red oak, black oak, or scarlet oak identified as a potential crop-tree (PCT).

The 27 plots at each study area were divided into 3. We investigated the effects of precommercial thinning (PCT) applied at different levels on the growth parameters of natural Anatolian black pine stand. The experimental site was located in the province of Isparta in southern Turkey.

PCT was set up using a randomized complete block design with three replicates and three treatments (control, 2– m × 2– m Author: Esra Bayar, Ayse Deligoz. Precommercial thinning may be more critical for stand development on poor sites than on good sites because trees on poor sites require more time to express dominance and thin themselves naturally.

How To Thin Foresters consider site quality, species, age, tree size, and vigor of a stand, as well as stand density, when prescribing a thinning. Precommercial crop tree release should be considered as the first step in a process to maintain oaks in the upper canopy through stand maturity.

In unmanaged Connecticut stands, fewer than half of year-old northern red oaks remained in the upper canopy during the subsequent 30 years (Ward and Stephens ).Cited by: 3.

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Fertilizing, Pruning, and Thinning Hardwood Plantations • FNR to 30 percent of the foliage should be removed in any year, especially if a tree is mature.

Side limbs should be pruned before they reach 1 inch in diameter (Gilman and Lilly ). One and a half to 2 inch limbs may also be pruned safely if proper technique is used.Figure 1. Young mixed hardwood plantation (photo by Lenny Farlee).

The pines are planted in alternate rows and will be cut out in a thinning. By the time of the second precommercial thinning these mixed hardwood plantings have mostly lost their plantation like nature and have an understory of native woodland plants and natural regeneration.Some recommendations for commercial intermediate treatments in bottomland hardwood stands: (1) treatments should begin during early stand development, (2) retain the largest, most vigorous trees when possible, (3) thin from below to promote the growth of larger individuals and to capture mortality from inferior, suppressed stems, (4) thin early.