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Volume and weight characteristics of a typical Douglas-fir/ western larch stand, Coram Experimental Forest, Montana

Posted date: December 07, 2011
Publication Year: 
1980
Authors: Benson, Robert E.; Schlieter, Joyce A.
Publication Series: 
General Technical Report (GTR)
Source: Gen. Tech. Rep. INT-GTR-92. Ogden, UT: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Intermountain Forest and Range Experiment Station. 28 p.

Abstract

An over-mature Douglas-fir/western larch stand on the Coram Experimental Forest in Montana averaged about 7,300 ft3/acre (511 rn3/ha) of wood over 3 inches (7.62 cm) in diameter, and an additional 57 tons/acre (128/ha) of fine material, before harvest. After logging, using three different cutting methods and four different levels of utilization, wood residues ranged from 600 ft 3/acre (43 m3/ha) under intensive utilization to over 3,500 ft3/acre (245 m3/ha) where only saw logs were removed. Fine residues increased under all treatments.

Citation

Benson, Robert E.; Schlieter, Joyce A. 1980. Volume and weight characteristics of a typical Douglas-fir/ western larch stand, Coram Experimental Forest, Montana. Gen. Tech. Rep. INT-GTR-92. Ogden, UT: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Intermountain Forest and Range Experiment Station. 28 p.