Growth model for uneven-aged loblolly pine stands

simulations and management implications
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U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, Forest Service, Forest Products Laboratory , [Madison, WI]
Loblolly pine -- Growth -- Computer simulation, Loblolly pine -- Growth -- Forecasting -- Computer simul
Other titlesGrowth model for uneven aged loblolly pine stands
StatementChing-Rong Lin ... [et al.]
SeriesResearch paper FPL -- RP-569, Research paper FPL -- 569
ContributionsLin, Ching-Rong, Forest Products Laboratory (U.S.)
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Growth of uneven-aged stands of loblolly pine, and Guldin and Baker () compared yields of even- and uneven-aged loblolly–shortleaf pine stands.

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More research is available on the uneven-aged management of other forest types. Several papers have reported on the eco-logical and economic implications of uneven-aged manage-Cited by: Get this from a library.

Growth model for uneven-aged loblolly pine stands: simulations and management implications. [Ching-Rong Lin; Joseph Buongiorno; Jeffrey P Prestemon; Kenneth Skog; United States.

Department of Agriculture.; Forest Products Laboratory (U.S.)] -- A density-dependent matrix growth model of uneven-aged loblolly pine stands was developed with data.

Uneven-Aged Loblolly Pine Stands: Simulations and Management Implications by Lin and others (). This work provides a complete discussion of both the growth model and the equations used to calculate tree volumes and values. a widely studied species as loblolly pine.

Consequently, a study was installed during to investigate the effects of different stand and site variables on the growth and de\lelopment of loblolly pine stands that were put under uneven-aged silviculture with single-tree selection.

Presented here are the initial 5-yr by: 8. Opportunities for Uneven-Aged Management in Second Growth Longleaf Pine Stands in Florida 3 There are two main variations of the selection system. The first, referred to as the single tree selection system, involves removal of individual trees across the stand, creating small openings in which species can naturally regenerate (Figure 3).

Increases in maximum dbh decreased merchantable and sawtimber cubic-foot growth but increased growth for board-foot volume, Doyle. Citation: Murphy, Paul A.; Shelton, Michael G. Growth of loblolly pine stands after the first five years of uneven-aged silviculture using single-tree selection.

South. Appl. For. 18(3)Cited by: 8. SouthPro: a computer program for managing uneven-aged loblolly pine stands.

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[Benedict Schulte; Forest Products Laboratory (U.S.);] -- SouthPro is a Microsoft Excel add-in program that simulates the management, growth, and yield of uneven-aged loblolly pine stands in the Southern United States. The built-in growth model of this. A model was developed to predict growth and yield in uneven-aged cedar (Cedrus atlantica Manetti) stands in the Ajdir Forest in Morocco.

The model. Modeling Forest Trees and Stands. The objective of this Cooperative is to develop loblolly pine tree growth and stand development models sufficiently flexible to account for the effects of intensive cultural practices, with output sufficiently detailed to allow for analyses of a full range of utilization options.

Growth and Yield Models. Conversely, well-managed uneven-aged pine stands such as the Good and Poor Forty stands in Arkansas produce a new age cohort during every cutting cycle harvest or 2. Growth model for uneven-aged loblolly pine stands: simulations and management implications / ([Madison, WI]: U.S.

Dept. of Agriculture, Forest Service, Forest Products Laboratory, []), by Ching-Rong Lin and Forest Products Laboratory (U.S.) (page images at HathiTrust). describes an uneven-aged forest. Looking at an three-aged forest from a diameter-class perspective, the difference between even and uneven-aged systems becomes clear.

Uneven-aged forests typically have many small trees and very few big trees. Figure 5 presents the distinction. In this type of forest, young trees will be growing in the. A dynamic programming optimization model for uneven-aged loblolly-shortleaf pine stands in the mid-South Proceedings of the Southern Forest Economics Workshop on evaluating even- and all-aged timber management options for southern forest by: population ecology of the old-growth stand of longleaf pine on the Wade Tract in southern Geor­ gia.

Results of this work (Platt et al. ) suggest that longleaf pine is a long-lived conifer that occurs in uneven aged/sized stands. Old-growth popu­ lations appear to have been comprised of small patches of trees.

Within patches, trees were File Size: KB. The Guo and Shelton model predicts that loblolly-shortleaf pine stands with basal that the best sites for pine growth are the worst sites and will also help forest managers meet the regeneration needs in their UEA pine stands.

Uneven-aged stands of loblolly and shortleaf pines will be far easier to create and sustain on the poorer sites Cited by: Loblolly Pine Stands.

In most cases, sawtimber-size loblolly pine trees provide the greatest economic benefit. Unmanaged loblolly pine stands can take up to 50 years to mature into sawtimber-size trees. Managed stands can generate sawtimber-size trees much faster, often within 25 to 40 years depending on the manage­ ment Size: KB.

loblolly, shortleaf and longleaf pines in the southeastern US. • Uneven-aged stands have a diverse structure, with small, medium and large trees providing a multi-layered canopy.

This forest structure provides needed or preferred so growth rates are typically lower with uneven-aged management than with even-aged management. Downloadable (with restrictions). Forest carbon sequestration is regarded as a viable and cost effective option for reducing global greenhouse gas emissions.

Several studies have analyzed the effects of joint management of carbon and timber under different even-aged forest management scenarios. However, research specifically focused on the inclusion of carbon sequestration. Further research on model structures and statistically techniques used to quantify tree diameter growth in uneven-aged stands is warranted.

The fit models were evaluated using a data subset drawn from plots not included in model fitting; evaluation data also incorporated a different growth period (–).Cited by:   MacKinney and Chaiken () were the first to use multiple regression, with stand density as a predictor variable, to predict yield for loblolly pine trees.

where Y = yield (cu. ft./ac) A = stand age S = site index SDI = stand-density index C = composition index (loblolly pine BA/total BA) Growth and Yield Prediction for Uneven-aged StandsAuthor: Diane Kiernan. Statistical Theory in Research.

Graw Hill Book Co., New York. Borders, B. and Bailey, R. A compatible system of growth and yield equations for slash pine fitted with restricted three-stage least squares. Forest Science, Brender, E.V.

and Clutter, J. Yield of even-aged natural stands of loblolly pine. Decomposition rate comparisons between frequently burned and unburned areas on uneven-aged loblolly pine stands in southeastern Arkansas. Journal of the Arkansas Academy of Science.

Progress 10/01/01 to 09/30/02 Outputs Stand dynamics and disturbance are two key processes involved with successful management of uneven-aged pine stands.

year rotation is described for Southern Loblolly Pine and the real cost of capital is 4%. Site preparation and regeneration will occur in year 0 at a cost of $80 per acre.

Annual management costs and property taxes will be $ per acre. Thinnings will occur at ages 18 and 25 and will yield 6 and 10 cords per acre, respectively. Impacts The practices recommended for managing naturally regenerated loblolly pine stands are sustainable and profitable: they provide annual returns of $47 per acre, which is about double of what an average landowner in the South gets from loblolly pine stands.

Due to smaller initial expenses, this figure is slightly higher than returns from. biomass equations for planted vs. natural loblolly pine stands of sawtimb For. Ecol. Manage., — Equations predicting biomass of components of sawtimber-size trees in a near-rr loblolly pine (Pinus taeda L.) plantation were compared to similar equations uneven-aged natural loblolly pine stand.

Combined analysis of the two sites r. Murphy PA, Farrar RM Jr () A framework for stand structure projection of uneven-aged loblolly-shortleaf pine stands. For Sci – Google Scholar Osho JSA () Matrix model for tree population projection in a tropical rain forest of south-western by: 1.

Results suggest that seed production and competing vegetation influence the initial amounts of loblolly pine regeneration obtained with uneven-aged silviculture using single-tree selection.

Citation: Shelton, Michael G.; Murphy, Paul A. Loblolly pine regeneration and competing vegetation 5 years after implementing uneven-aged silviculture Cited by: We evaluated even- and uneven-aged silvicultural options for slash pine (Pinus elliottii Engelm.) using empirical data and the Forest Vegetation Simulator (FVS) model.

Data were collected from a mature unthinned slash pine plantation in a flatwoods site in Florida, and used to simulate six scenarios of even- and uneven-aged silvicultural regimes applied to slash pine stands, Cited by: 6.

Statistical Theory in Research. Graw Hill Book Co., New York. Borders, B. et Bailey, R. A compatible system of growth and yield equations for slash pine fitted with restricted three-stage least squares. Forest Science, Brender, E.V.

et Clutter, J.

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Yield of even-aged natural stands of loblolly pine. four other human experts, FOREX, and another computer-based model. FOREX’s scores were found comparable to the research foresters and superior to the industrial foresters and the other computer model.

These results indicate that human expertise, in uneven-aged management of loblolly-shortleaf pine stands, hasCited by: 1. Growth and Yield In Naturally Regenerated Longleaf Pine Stands RobertJr. U. S. Forest Service (retired), P. O. BoxMississippi State University, Mississippi State, MS ABSTRAct.

A deterministic growth model for uneven-aged monospecific stands of cypress pine is presented. It is implemented as a cohort model and comprises equations to (1) predict stand basal area increment, (2) distribute stand increment among component trees, (3) estimate potential diameter increment to check for excessive distributed increments, (4) predict Cited by: Growth and Yield Prediction for Uneven-aged Stands Forest and natural resource management decisions are often based on information collected on past and present resource conditions.

This information provides us with not only current details on the timber we manage (e.g., volume, diameter distribution) but also allows us to track changes in.