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Using precommercial thinning to enhance woodland productivity

Paul T. Oester

Using precommercial thinning to enhance woodland productivity

by Paul T. Oester

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Published by Extension Service, Oregon State University in Corvallis, OR .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Forest thinning -- Northwest, Pacific.

  • Edition Notes

    StatementP.T. Oester and W.H. Emmingham.
    SeriesExtension circular / Oregon State University Extension Service -- 1189., Woodland workbook : stand management, Extension circular (Oregon State University. Extension Service) -- 1189., Woodland workbook
    ContributionsEmmingham, William H., Oregon State University. Extension Service.
    The Physical Object
    Pagination12 p. :
    Number of Pages12
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL16098209M

      Computer simulation tools, however, allow for the creation of “virtual” thinning experiments that forest managers can use as a guide in prescribing thinnings. The Forest Vegetation Simulator (FVS) was used to conduct a “virtual” thinning experiment to a range of residual densities (8, 10, 12, 15, and 20 ft spacings) at a range of.   acre charge for the pre-commercial thinning. The stand is commercially thinned in year 22 and the final harvest occurs in year 40 (Tables 1& 2). The precommercial thinning in year 9 accelerates growth of the residual trees and allows the first commercial thinning to be conducted in year 22 rather than in year 23 as in Case 1.

    This book focuses a lot on the “human side” from a theoretical and scientific perspective. It’s a great book that offers deep insights into the workings of the mind and tips on how to use it to increase your own productivity. Ground-Layer Composition May Limit the Positive Impact of Precommercial Thinning on Boreal Stand Productivity Article in Forest Science 63(6) December with 97 Reads.

    Using Precommercial thinning to enhance productivity. The Woodland Workbook. Oregon State Univerity Extension Service, Corvallis, OR. The effects of thinning and similar stand treatments on fire behavior in Western forests. USDA Forest Service. PNW-GTR Sept. Science basis for changing forest structure to. Precommercial crop tree release followed by commercial thinning could reduce the time need to grow sawtimber trees from 94 to 59 years. Thus, by shortening rotation periods, a carefully timed series of crop tree releases could increase regional forest productivity by sixty percent.


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Using precommercial thinning to enhance woodland productivity by Paul T. Oester Download PDF EPUB FB2

Pre-commercial thinning is a thinning method performed prior to trees reaching merchantable size, typically around inches dbh (diameter at breast height measured at ft.

above the ground). The objective of a pre-commercial thinning is to release some trees in overstocked stands by reducing densities to prevent stagnation and increase theFile Size: KB. Using Precommercial Thinning to Enhance Woodland Productivity Making a good beginning Precommercial thinning (PCT) is the first of several thinnings you might undertake.

PCT takes a stand like the one on the left, reduces the density of crowded. Using precommercial thinning to enhance woodland productivity Public Deposited. Precommercial thinning (PCT) is an important timber management practice in the Pacific Northwest. You should consider it as soon as a young stand has been established.

Resource Type:Author: Paul T. Oester, William H. Emmingham. Download PDF: Sorry, we are unable to provide the full text but you may find it at the following location(s): (external link) http. Thinning is the term foresters apply to removal of some trees from a stand to give others more room (and resources) to grow.

It is a tool for improving timber value, making sites more productive, and — perhaps most commonly — for keeping trees healthy. Learn when to thin and how much to cut, and learn why the answer may be "it depends.". Precommercial thinning may be done with hand tools or mechanically by chopping or bush hogging 7- to 8-foot parallel swaths, leaving 1- to 3-foot wide strips of standing trees.

Sometimes an alternative is a combination of the two methods, manually thinning the 3. Adapted from a leaflet used on thinning workshops by David Rees of the Oxfordshire Woodland Project phone David Rees leads discussion about the thinning and pruning of trees with volunteers in Thame.

One of a series of workshops organised jointly by the Chiltern & Oxfordshire Woodland Projects. So here you go, 30 best productivity books that will help improve your productivity and get you to achieve more. Pick one and start reading it, and don’t just read it, apply the tips and techniques to your work and everyday life, then you’ll find yourself achieve more that actually matters.

Thinnings and timber stand improvement operations are designed to improve the vigor and value of existing forest stands. There are many ways to do this. As in choosing the right silvicultural system, choosing the right kind of thinning for your woodland can be somewhat complex.

That decision depends on a number of factors, including site. When properly applied, herbicides can increase property value, productivity, aesthetics, and utility.

However, understand that choices exist. A well-developed and implemented integrated pest management plan will include alternative vegetation control approaches with and without the use of herbicides. There is a large need for measures such as precommercial and commercial thinning, particularly as the volumes from clear cutting seem to be increasing.

Inthe total cutting reached million m 3, but Lithuania has enough wood resources and favorable age structure of stands to increase the wood supply significantly in the near future. Silviculture also focuses on making sure that the treatment(s) of forest stands are used to conserve and improve their productivity.

[1] Generally, silviculture is the science and art of growing and cultivating forest crops, based on a knowledge of silvics (the study of the life-history and general characteristics of forest trees and stands.

operation. For temporary access use NRCS CPS CodeForest Trails and Landings, to protect soil and site resources from vehicle impacts. Use NRCS CPS CodeAccess Road, for more heavily used roads associated with forest stand improvement activities.

Where slash and debris will be generated, use NRCS CPS CodeWoody Residue Treatment, to. • Thinning: An Important Timber Management Tool, PNW Describes the biology, impacts, and practice of thinning. • Using Pre-Commercial Thinning to enhance Woodland Productivity, Oregon State University EC describes the opportunities of precommercial thinning.

UI Extension Forestry Information Series. In order to be most profitable, it appears that precommercial thinning should be done by machine at age 2 or 3 to at least an 8- by 8-foot spacing.

View Show abstract. Thinning alleviated the most stress at sites with low productivity and high density. The greatest growth response to thinning occurred at high quality sites with high initial density. The relative thinning response of resources were ordered soil N > soil moisture > light interception.

Using daily productivity data collected from the payroll records of a British Columbia tree-planting firm, we estimate these bounds to be an and a percent increase in productivity. A thinning in which the trees removed have little or no economic value is called a pre-commercial thinning.

Ecological thinning is a variant of this being studied for use in forest conservation. The primary aim of forest thinning is to increase growth of selected trees, but ecological thinning is done to favor development of wildlife habitat (such as hollows) rather than focusing on increased.

Since I have been making my massive collection self help book lists, my favorite section is probably this section focusing on the best books on productivity and time management I am constantly reading about, learning new ideas and fine-tuning my personal productivity.

I constantly try new things and keep abreast of many different current methods of productivity. Low Thinning (Thinning from Below) The removal of trees from the lower crown classes to favor those in the upper crown classes. Mechanical Thinning (Geometric Thinning) The thinning of trees in either even- or uneven-aged stands involving removal of trees in rows, strips, or by using fixed spacing intervals.

Selection Thinning (Dominant Thinning). Conserve and Enhance Wildlife and Fish Animals inhabiting our forests, including the waters flowing over it and the air above it, are important to a large segments of society.

Some come to view the animals and birds, others to hunt or fish. Precommercial thinning, as its name implies, is a thinning which does not yield trees of commercial value but is very valuable to woodland health.

This practice usually entails removing trees in a stand which is overstocked—in other words, the growing space is so completely utilized that growth has slowed down and many trees are being suppressed.Precommercial thinning is an important part of intensive management in northern forests. Precommercial thinning is largely carried out by motor manual means, and workers are usually paid on a production basis.