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Title: Snow breakage in a pole-sized ponderosa pine plantation ... more damage at high stand-densities

Author: Powers, Robert F.; Oliver, William W.

Date: 1970

Source: Res. Note PSW-RN-218. Berkeley, CA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Southwest Forest and Range Experiment Station. 4 p

Station ID: RN-PSW-218

Description: Damage by snow breakage to pole-sized ponderosa pine (Pinus pondvosa Laws.) increased as stand density increased. In a plantation on the west slope of California's Sierra Nevada, the tallest trees were most often broken. Thinning in the sapling stage is recommended as a preventative measure in dense plantations subject to heavy snowfall.

Keywords: Pinus ponderosa, plantation establishment, stand density, snow breakage, pre commercial thinning

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Powers, Robert F.; Oliver, William W.   1970.  Snow breakage in a pole-sized ponderosa pine plantation ... more damage at high stand-densities.   Res. Note PSW-RN-218. Berkeley, CA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Southwest Forest and Range Experiment Station. 4 p.

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