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Growth of a 45-year-old ponderosa pine plantation: An Arizona case study

Posted date: March 26, 2009
Publication Year: 
2008
Authors: Ffolliott, Peter F.; ; Stropki, Cody L.; Heidmann, L. J.
Publication Series: 
Proceedings (P)
Source: In: Olberding, Susan D., and Moore, Margaret M., tech. coords. Fort Valley Experimental Forest-A Century of Research 1908-2008. Conference Proceedings; August 7-9, 2008; Flagstaff, AZ. Proc. RMRS-P-55. Fort Collins, CO: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station. p. 175-177
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Abstract

Information on the growth of forest plantations is necessary for planning of ecosystem-based management of the plantations. This information is also useful in validating or refining computer simulators that estimate plantation growth into the future. Such growth information has been obtained from a 45-year-old ponderosa pine (Pinus ponderosa) plantation in the Hart Prairie area north of the Fort Valley Experimental Forest headquarters. Average annual growth in terms of number of trees, basal area, and volume was obtained. Growth information such as that obtained on this plantation is crucial to planning of longterm forest management activities.

Citation

Ffolliott, Peter F.; Gottfried, Gerald J.; Stropki, Cody L.; Heidmann, L. J. 2008. Growth of a 45-year-old ponderosa pine plantation: An Arizona case study. In: Olberding, Susan D., and Moore, Margaret M., tech. coords. Fort Valley Experimental Forest-A Century of Research 1908-2008. Conference Proceedings; August 7-9, 2008; Flagstaff, AZ. Proc. RMRS-P-55. Fort Collins, CO: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station. p. 175-177