Growing high quality hardwoods: Plantation trials of mixed hardwood species in Tennessee

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  • Authors: Oswalt, Christopher M.; Clatterbuck, Wayne K.
  • Publication Year: 2011
  • Publication Series: General Technical Report - Proceedings
  • Source: In: Fei, Songlin; Lhotka, John M.; Stringer, Jeffrey W.; Gottschalk, Kurt W.; Miller, Gary W., eds. Proceedings, 17th central hardwood forest conference; 2010 April 5-7; Lexington, KY; Gen. Tech. Rep. NRS-P-78. Newtown Square, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northern Research Station: 664.

Abstract

Hardwood plantations are becoming increasingly important in the United States. To date, many foresters have relied on a conifer plantation model as the basis of establishing and managing hardwood plantations. The monospecific approach suggested by the conifer plantation model does not appear to provide for the development of quality hardwood logs similar to those found in natural hardwood stands. Thus, there is interest in creating mixed species plantations to simulate natural hardwood stand development.

  • Citation: Oswalt, Christopher M.; Clatterbuck, Wayne K. 2011. Growing high quality hardwoods: Plantation trials of mixed hardwood species in Tennessee. In: Fei, Songlin; Lhotka, John M.; Stringer, Jeffrey W.; Gottschalk, Kurt W.; Miller, Gary W., eds. Proceedings, 17th central hardwood forest conference; 2010 April 5-7; Lexington, KY; Gen. Tech. Rep. NRS-P-78. Newtown Square, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northern Research Station: 664.
  • Posted Date: June 29, 2011
  • Modified Date: June 29, 2011
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