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Chapter 18 - Evaluating Regeneration Success

In evaluating regeneration success the forest manager is faced with two related decisions: (a) choosing an inventory method that will give reliable information on seedling survival, seedling condition, and spatial distribution of surviving seedlings; and (b) using that information to determine the future of the stand (e.g., whether or not to start over). Five types of inventory methods are described and illustrated herein — plot count, distance, quadrant sampling, stocked quadrant, and sequential sampling. These methods provide information on seedling survival and stocking needed to determine regeneration success. However, these data alone are not sufficient and should be supplemented by currently available growth and yield models coupled with appropriate financial data to obtain the best possible management decision.

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Author(s): Thomas G. Matney, John D. Hodges

Publication: Forest Regeneration Manual

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