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Appendix 1.

Stand selection guidelines for use in stand management prescriptions

These stand selection guidelines are intended to aid in the evaluation and selection of appropriate sites and fertilizing treatments for inclusion in stand management prescriptions. The guidelines are ranked from most desirable (1) to least desirable (3) with some stands ranked as treatment Not Recommended (NR).

When assigning priority to a particular stand, as many factors as possible should be considered. Stands having average rankings of high or medium will receive greater preference for fertilizing, while areas with low rankings will be considered less suitable for fertilizing.