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Field experiment data available for studies of pre-commercial thinnings

Karlsson, Kjell and Ulvcrona, Thomas (2010). Field experiment data available for studies of pre-commercial thinnings. Technical Report. Vindeln: (S) > Unit for Field-based Forest Research, Sveriges lantbruksuniversitet. Skog & trä ; 2010:2

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Between 1953 and 1961 a series of pre-commercial thinning experiments were established in Sweden, in which selective thinning removals to various numbers of stems per hectare were applied. During the years 1970-1985 complementary pre-commercial thinning experiments were established, in which (inter alia) selective pre-commercial thinning treatments were applied at various mean tree heights, in strips, with and without fertilization and/or pruning, and with or without removal of cut trees. In total, experiments were established in 140 stands in Sweden, mainly in Scots pine and Norway spruce sites. The experiments have usually been assessed every five years up to the first thinning (at a dominant height of 12-15 m). Most data from the assessments have now been compiled in a digitized format for convenient computer analyses and results from several analyses are being prepared for publication. The main objectives of this paper are to provide a detailed report of the structure of the experiments and the accessibility of the data. A summary of previously published results based on the experiments is also presented.

Authors/Creators:Karlsson, Kjell and Ulvcrona, Thomas
Title:Field experiment data available for studies of pre-commercial thinnings
Series Name/Journal:Skog & trä
Year of publishing :2010
Number of Pages:46
Place of Publication:Vindeln
Publisher:Enheten för skoglig fältforskning, Sveriges lantbruksuniversitet
ISBN for printed version:978-91-977896-3-9
Publication Type:Report
Full Text Status:Public
Subjects:Obsolete subject words > FORESTRY, AGRICULTURAL SCIENCES and LANDSCAPE PLANNING > Plant production > Forestry
Keywords:Norway spruce, Scots pine, pre-commercial thinning, stand treatment, silvicultural management
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ID Code:4658
Department:(S) > Unit for Field-based Forest Research
Deposited By: Ulla Nylander
Deposited On:13 Oct 2010 00:00
Metadata Last Modified:02 Dec 2014 10:32

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