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

Species Selection

Evaluate the prescription for a southern interior stand using the following information and the principles and concepts discussed this far.

Pre-harvest stand:

western larch/Douglas-fir/lodgepole pine/western redcedar - in equal proportions

Prescribed silvicultural

species selection

Cutting specifications:

cut all lodgepole pine

Regeneration method:


Preferred species:

western larch and Douglas-fir

Site preparation:

none (harvest disturbance)


regeneration survey in five years


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