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Growth and development following partial cutting of a complex stand in the interior cedar-hemlock zone of British Columbia: 40-year results

Author(s) or contact(s): W.D. Johnstone
Source: Research Branch
Subject: Silvicultural Systems
Series: Research Report
Other details:  Published 2002. Hardcopy is available.


The effects of partial cutting in an immature, complex stand in the Interior Cedar - Hemlock zone are analyzed 40 years after treatment. Three partial cutting treatments - improvement cut, diameter-limit cut, and salvage cut - were carried out in southern British Columbia. The results are presented for individual trees and the entire stand. Partial cutting had little effect on gross increment but a large effect on net increment over the 40-year period. The study demonstrates that partial cutting can be used to recover anticipated mortality. Partial cutting did not appear to increase the incidence of root rot, nor did it alter the pattern of ecological succession in the stand

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