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Stand development following partial cutting of a complex stand in the Interior Cedar-Hemlock zone of British Columbia (EP 370).
In 1957, a field study was established to determine the growth and yield impacts of different partial cutting regimes in a 60- to 70-year-old complex, mixed-species stand within the Columbia-Shuswap variant of the Moist Warm Interior Cedar-Hemlock biogeoclimatic subzone (ICHmw2). The study site is located on TFL 23, northwest of Nakusp.
To determine the effects of different partial cutting regimes on the growth and development of a complex, mixed-species stand.
The study consists of five replicate blocks of three partial cutting treatments plus an untreated control. The partial cutting treatments were as follows:
Growth data were collected from 0.101-ha square sub-plots within each of the 20 treatment plots at approximately 5-year intervals between 1957 and 1997. The installation is currently being re-measured on a 10-year cycle.
Johnstone, W.D. 2002. Growth and development following partial cutting of a complex stand in the interior cedar-hemlock zone of British Columbia: 40-year results. B.C. Ministry of Forests, Victoria. Research Report 22.
Thompson, C.F. 1977. Partial cutting in a mixed wet-belt type. B.C. Ministry of Forests, Victoria. Research Note 78.