Title page for ETD etd-09082012-040628

Type of Document Master's Thesis
Author Boucher, Britt A.
URN etd-09082012-040628
Title Development of a method for implementing group selection in Appalachian hardwoods
Degree Master of Science
Department Forestry
Advisory Committee
Advisor Name Title
Hall, Otis F. Committee Chair
Oderwald, Richard G. Committee Member
Smith, David William Committee Member
Smith, James L. Committee Member
  • Hardwood industry
Date of Defense 1989-05-05
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A method is described for implementing group selection regeneration in Appalachian hardwoods. The diverse set of definitions of the method, and the current forest demands are combined to form a flexible system of implementation that can accommodate public as well as private forests. Group selection is used where an uneven—aged silvicultural system is required and multiple objectives demanded. Several types of information are collected in a sample of the forest and then used to make the selection decision of which groups of trees to remove, and which groups to leave.

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