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Growth and Yield 32 Years After Commercially Thinning 56-year-old Western Hemlock

Author(s) or contact(s): S. A.Y. Omule
Source: Research Branch
Subject: Thinning and Spacing
Series: FRDA Report
Other details:  Published 1988. Hardcopy is available.


Remeasurement data and observations over a period of 32 years from twenty 0.1619-ha permanent plots on East Thurlow Island, British Columbia, suggest that commercially thinning dense, good-site, 56-year-old (30 m tall) western hemlock stands neither appreciably increases cumulative yield nor has a significant impact on stand dynamics.

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