Multiaged silviculture in North America
K.L. O’Harahttps://doi.org/10.17221/4/2009-JFSCitation:O’Hara K.L. (2009): Multiaged silviculture in North America. J. For. Sci., 55: 432-436.
Multiaged silviculture is highly variable across North America but a commonality is the ties to the negative exponential diameter distribution to guide stocking control. These methods have evolved in several regions to include alternative stand structures and new stocking control tools are being developed. A trend in these new developments is integrating disturbance regimes and their effects on stand structure. The result, in some cases, is a movement towards longer cutting cycles and more flexible guidelines for stand structure.
multiaged silviculture; North America; diameter distribution; stocking control