In British Columbia among professional foresters there are a variety of opinions about the physical responses to intensive forest management practices. There are three reasons for this professional disagreement:
- an imperfect awareness and understanding of forest growth and yield principles
- failure to discriminate between the total stand and the merchantable part of the stand
- failure to interpret research results under operational conditions.
The purpose of this part of the report is to build a trail from the treatment responses predicted by theory and demonstrated by research results, through the changes caused by focusing on the merchantable part of the stand, to further changes caused by applying treatments in operational conditions.
FRDA Research Report 014 (2884 KB)
part 1 (582 KB)
part 2 (574 KB)
part 3 (467 KB)
part 4 (550 KB)
part 5 (465 KB)
part 6 (258 KB)
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Updated July 24, 2015