Background and Recommendations for Juvenile Spacing Standards in B.C

Background and Recommendations for Juvenile Spacing Standards in B.C

Microform - 1992
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The purpose of this document is to provide guidelines on juvenile tree spacing which can be used at the district or divisional level in British Columbia to determine whether spacing is financially attractive, establish relative priorities among candidate stands, and determine appropriate treatment densities & rotations. Species directly addressed in the guidelines include Douglas fir, western hemlock, lodgepole pine, and spruce. After an introduction, the principles of density management are discussed along with information on factors affecting tree growth, the impact of stand density on growth & yield, and achievement of optimum stocking. The final section sets out methods used to prepare growth & yield estimates & methods used in the economic analysis, gives instructions on using supplied tables to determine treatment priority, makes recommendations regarding treatment densities & timing for the coast & interior regions, and discusses other factors affecting spacing decisions.
Publisher: Victoria : Ministry of Forests, Silviculture Branch ; Economics & Trade Branch, 1992
Description: 122 p. : ill
Branch Call Number: MF BC-DOC 106-01014

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