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RM-RP-123: Silviculture of southwestern ponderosa pine: The status of our knowledge


Schubert, Gilbert H. 1974. Silviculture of southwestern ponderosa pine: The status of our knowledge. Res. Pap. RM-123. Fort Collins, CO: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Forest and Range Experiment Station. 71 p.

Describes the status of our knowledge of ponderosa pine silviculture in the southwestern States of Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico, and Utah. Economic value, impact on other uses, and the timber resource are discussed first, followed by ecological background, site quality, growth and yield, and silviculture and management. Relevant literature is discussed along with observations, experience, and results of unpublished research. Treatise is intended to serve as a reference tool for guidance in making management decisions and prescribing silvicultural treatments. Research needs are also considered.

Keywords: Pinus ponderosa, timber resource, silvicultural treatments


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Title: RM-RP-123: Silviculture of southwestern ponderosa pine: The status of our knowledge
Electronic Publish Date: May 17, 2010
Last Update:
May 17, 2010

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