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|Type of Document
||Effect of season of harvest and site quality on hardwood regeneration on the Virginia Piedmont
||Master of Science
|Smith, David William
|Kreh, Richard E.
|Oderwald, Richard G.
|Zedaker, Shepard M.
|Date of Defense
Many existing Piedmont hardwood stands are composed of
trees that are larqely under 45 cm in diameter and contain a
desirable oak component, as well as larqe amounts of
undesirable red maple and sourwood. In stands under evenaqed
silviculture, season of harvest can be used as an
effective manaqenent tool to favor different species
compositions. If oak or other hardwood production is the manaqement objective a dormant season harvest will result in
increased sprout viqor of all oak as well as non—oak
species. If pine conversion is the objective then a qrowinq
season harvest will reduce the viqor of all hardwood species
and allow for easier competition control. The hiqher
densities of all classes of reqenerants on better sites
indicates control will be more difficult.
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