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The impact of three thinning options (strip, single-tree selection, and strip with selection between strips) on lowquality southern mixed-hardwood stands was evaluated in northern Alabama. Although stand level comparisons showed no significant differences between options, individual dominant trees benefitted from the thinning treatments, exhibiting increased basal area growth during the period of the study. Intermediate treatments such as these thinning options may provide landowners with sufficient growth of selected high-quality trees to warrant the more intensive management activities on similar sites as utilized in this study.


Oswald, B.P. and T.H. Green. 1998. Impacts of Three Timber Stand Improvement Thinning Options on Low Quality Southern Mixed-Hardwood Stands. pp.180-183 IN: Waldrop, Thomas A.; [Editor] 1998. Proceedings of the Ninth Biennial Southern Silvicultural Research Conference. Gen. Tech. Rep. SRS-20. Asheville, NC: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Southern Research Station. 628 p.



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