Site classification of ponderosa pine stands under stocking control in California

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Dept. of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Southwest Forest and Range Experiment Station , Berkeley, Calif
Ponderosa pine., Site index (Forestry) -- Califo
StatementRobert F. Powers, William W. Oliver.
SeriesUSDA Forest Service research paper PSW ; 128, USDA Forest Service research paper PSW -- 128.
ContributionsOliver, William W., Pacific Southwest Forest and Range Experiment Station (Berkeley, Calif.)., United States. Forest Service.
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Get this from a library. Site classification of ponderosa pine stands under stocking control in California. [Robert F Powers; William W Oliver; Pacific Southwest Forest and Range Experiment Station (Berkeley, Calif.)] -- Existing systems for estimating site index of ponderosa pine (Pinus ponderosa Laws.) do not apply well to California stands where stocking is controlled.

Accordingly, a separate equation is presented for stands on soils formed from skeletal schists. Yield tables based on the first system will be issued separately.

Citation: Powers, Robert F.; Oliver, William W. Site classification of ponderosa pine stands under stocking control in California Cited by: Key Words: stocking density, soil productivity, Pinus ponderosa, site class assessment.

View and Print this Publication ( KB) Citation. Powers, Robert F.; Oliver, William W. Site classification of ponderosa pine stands under stocking control in California Res. Pap. PSW Site classification of ponderosa pine stands under stocking control in California / Robert F.

Powers, William W. : Robert F. Powers. Site classification of ponderosa. pine stands under stocking control in California. USDA For. Serv. Res. Pap. PSW 9 p. even-aged stands of ponderosa pine (Sartwell and Stevens Ponderosa pine is typically dominant on warm, dry sites with a short growing season and very low summer precipitation.

Temperatures annual average 41° to 50° F with extremes ranging from ° to ° F. Being drought tolerant, it out competes other species to. This paper describes a new site classification sys­ tem for California stands of ponderosa pine under stocking control.

Additionally, a system for es­ timating site index in very young stands is de­ scribed. Stem analysis techniques were used in recon­ structing periodic height and age for dom­ inant ponderosa pine in stands covering five.

Stocking Control Procedures for Multiaged Ponderosa Pine Stands in the Inland Northwest Article (PDF Available) in Western Journal of Applied Forestry 18(1) January with Reads. Site classification of ponderosa pine stands under stock- ing control in California.

USDA For. Serv. Res. Pap. PSW, 9 pp. and white-fir growth jumped to m. Ponderosa pine, as expected, grew least under all partial light conditions.

Ponderosa pine, Jeffrey pine, and Douglas-fir seedlings were planted in container or bareroot form at three elevations in northern California. At the lowest elevation ( m), container seedlings of ponderosa pine were significantly taller than bareroot seedlings at ages 4 and had breast-height diameters that were significantly larger than bareroot counterparts at age   Site classification of ponderosa pine stands under stocking control in California.

USDA Forest Service Research Note PSW Pacific. A site classification for the mixed conifer selection forests of the Sierra. Stocking control concepts in uneven-aged Site Classification of ponderosa pine stands under. stocking control. Powers, R.F., and Oliver, W.W.

Site classification of ponder-osa pine stands under stocking control in California. U.S. For. Serv. Res. Pap. PSW   Powers, R.F., Oliver, W.W., Site classification of ponderosa pine stands under stocking control in California.

US Forest Service Research Paper PSW US Department of Agriculture, Pacific Southwest Forest and Range Experiment Station, Berkeley, CA. The levels-of-growing-stock (LOGS) study at Lookout Mountain in central Oregon is one of six studies established in even-aged, pole-sized ponderosa pine (Pinus ponderosa Dougl.

Laws) stands as. Growth of planted ponderosa pine thinned to different stocking levels in northern California William W. Oliver. RP Site classification of Ponderosa Pine stands under stocking control in California Robert F.

Powers and William W. Oliver Sequential Sampling of Ribes Populations in the Control of White Pine Blister Rust (Cronartium. dense stocking of ponderosa pine does reduce height growth.

Reducing the density below managed stands of ponderosa pine. The site curves will classify the growth potential of sample plots, and the height growth under the constraints of plot selection beyond years.

Under. Multiaged Silviculture of Ponderosa Pine—O’Hara a forest under area control regulation but at a smaller scale. O’Hara () questioned these assumptions and concluded that management to maintain these “balanced” stands resulted in lower yields for ponderosa pine and didn’t guarantee sustainability.

Control compartments had the highest stocking followed by burned compartments. In contemporary forest stands, recent treatments involving a combination of burning and thinning resulted in high stocking in height classes 2 and 3.

Overall, the stocking in historical BMEF stands was higher than in contemporary stands and was dominated by ponderosa. In general, thinning appears to reduce attacks by western pine beetle in comparison to unthinned areas. The effects of western pine beetle can be minimized at the stand level by regulating stocking levels in accordance with site-specific stocking guidelines, such as those described by Cochran () and Cochran et al ().

The Application of Unit Area Control in the Management of Ponderosa-Jeffrey Pine at Blacks Mountain Experimental Forest William Erick Hallin U.S.

Department of Agriculture, - Agriculture - 96 pages. Ponderosa pine is a species of lean and erect coniferous trees distributed in the western US and Canada. It is one of the most abundant conifer species in America and is valued for its rugged-looking and resilient timber as well as for recreational use.

Scientific Classification Kingdom Plantae Division Pinophyta Class Pinopsida Order Pinales Family [ ].

5 Managing a new ponderosa pine plantation H. Dew and B. Kelpsas Chapter2 A ttention to the details of site prepara-tion, stock type selection, and. In California, ponderosa pine is usually found at elevations from to m ( to 3, ft) in the north, and from to m (5, to 7, ft) in the south.

Description Site classification of ponderosa pine stands under stocking control in California PDF

Associated Forest Cover. Ponderosa pine can be either a climax or a seral species (18,27,47,61). Therefore, we removed ponderosa pine basal area as a predictor from the model construction phase and obtained a second classification tree model.

The second tree used ponderosa pine SDI as the first predictor, with stands with ponderosa pine SDI less or equal to having a probability of infestation of Western yellow pine; Pinus ponderosa; Filed under: Ponderosa pine. Management of ponderosa pine in the Southwest as developed by research and experimental practice / (Washington, D.C.: U.S.

Dept. of Agriculture, Forest Service, ), by G. Pearson (page images at HathiTrust) Seed and cone insects of ponderosa pine / (Las Cruces, N.M. SUGAR PINE OUTPERFORMS PONDEROSA PINE ON A HOT, DRY SITE William W.

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Oliver, Silviculturist, Forest Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Pacific Southwest Range and Experiment Station, Redding, Calif. Sugar pine grew 20 percent more in diameter, and in basal area and vol- ume per acre than did ponderosa pine 40 years after planting on a.

ponderosa pine and Douglas-fir plantation data from southwestern Oregon and northern California.

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Stand Growth Genetics, Autecology. Conkle () reported on the ponderosa pine elevational study from the Sierra Nevada. In this study, trees from low- mid and high-elevation seed sources were reciprocally planted at these elevations. Progress 10/01/99 to 09/30/04 Outputs Our work in California's mixed-species conifer stands has integrated studies on forest stand dynamics with management implications.

We have developed models that describe the development of stands of redwood and tanoak and stands of sugar pine, ponderosa pine, white fir, incense-cedar, and Douglas-fir.

Early management and control of stocking greatly affects growth and yield of lodgepole pine stands (17). Average annual growth in old-growth unmanaged stands in the central Rocky Mountains only was to m³/ha (about 25 to 40 fbm/acre) because of large numbers of small trees and a high incidence of dwarf mistletoe (4).

Habitat: Ponderosa pine trees occur as pure stands or in mixed conifer forests in the mountains. It is an important component of the Interior Ponderosa Pine, Pacific Ponderosa Pine-Douglas fir, and Pacific Ponderosa Pine forest cover types.

In the northwest, it is typically associated with Rocky Mountain Douglas fir, lodgepole pine, grand fir, and. Powers RF, Oliver WW () Site classification under stocking control in California. USDA For Serv Res Pap PSW Ritchie MW () A compendium of forest growth and yield simulators for the Pacific coast states.

You usually do not find grass doing well under large ponderosa pines, particularly on shallow soils but there are plants that thrive in this protected environment. My favorite ground cover for pine is bearberry (Arctostaphylos uva-ursi), This is an evergreen ground cover that reaches a height of 4 inches and a single plant can spread 2 to 3 feet.