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A Preliminary Guide to the Response of Major Species of Competing Vegetation to Silvicultural Treatments

Author(s) or contact(s): K.D. Coates and S. Haeussler
Source: Research Branch
Subject: Thinning and Spacing
Series: Land Management Handbook
Other details:  Published 1986. Hardcopy is available.


Good vegetation management requires a basic understanding of the ecological characteristics of individual competitors and how they respond to silvicultural treatments. This report documents what is currently known about the response of major species of competing vegetation in British Columbia to various silvicultural treatments now in use. The information has been gathered from a variety of published and unpublished sources, and through conversations with researchers and practitioners in vegetation management in related fields.

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Updated May 11, 2007