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RMRS-RP-35: Dynamics of a pinyon-juniper stand in northern Arizona: a half-century history


Ffolliott, Peter F.; Gottfried, Gerald J. 2002. Dynamics of a pinyon-juniper stand in northern Arizona: a half-century history. Res. Pap. RMRS-RP-35. Fort Collins, CO: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station. 10 p.

This paper adds to the limited knowledge of stand dynamics in pinyon-juniper woodlands by reporting on the changes in species composition, numbers of trees, arrangements of trees, and total height and volume in a stand from late 1938 to early 1991. This information should be helpful in managing pinyon-juniper woodlands to sustain their productivity and maintain their multiple-use values. The annual increase of 1.2 trees per acre does not reflect the massive invasion of trees suspected by many people.

Keywords: Pinyon, Pinus edulis, juniper, Juniperus monosperma, woodlands, stand dynamics, total height growth, volume growth, long-term changes, Arizona, southwestern United States


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Title: RMRS-RP-35: Dynamics of a pinyon-juniper stand in northern Arizona: a half-century history
Electronic Publish Date: December 22, 2005
Last Update:
January 14, 2010

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