1 Definition of a Silvicultural System 4 The Decision Process Appendix 1 Answer Key
2 Major Types of Systems 5 There's More to Learn Appendix 2 Advantages and Disadvantages
3 Variations of Major Types 6 Implementation Appendix 3 References

Determining the Number of Leave-trees in Seed Tree and Shelterwood Systems

The number and distribution of leave-trees in seed tree and shelterwood systems depends upon:

  1. all resource objectives for the silvicultural system used
  2. stand constraints
  3. site constraints
  4. silvical characteristics of preferred leave-trees
  5. the number and timing of planned harvesting entries.

Can you provide two or three examples of each of the five criteria listed above?


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