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RMRS-RP-82WWW: Height-age relationships for regeneration-size trees in the northern Rocky Mountains, USA


Ferguson, Dennis E.; Carlson, Clinton E. 2010. Height-age relationships for regeneration-size trees in the northern Rocky Mountains, USA. Res. Pap. RMRS-RP-82WWW. Fort Collins, CO: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station. 19 p.

Regression equations were developed to predict heights of 10 conifer species inregenerating stands in central and northern Idaho, western Montana, and eastern Washington. Most sample trees were natural regeneration that became established after conventional harvest and site preparation methods. Heights are predicted as a function of tree age, residual overstory density, elevation, site preparation, habitat type series, and closest National Forest location. Equations are presented that can be used to predict heights at a given age or to predict the number of years required to reach a specified height.

Keywords: forest succession, conifer growth, natural regeneration, forest management, habitat types


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Title: RMRS-RP-82WWW: Height-age relationships for regeneration-size trees in the northern Rocky Mountains, USA
Electronic Publish Date: October 19, 2010
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October 19, 2010

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