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Deferment cutting in Appalachian hardwoods: the what, whys, and hows

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Smith, H. Clay; Miller, Gary W.

Year Published

1991

Publication

In: Johnson, James E., ed. Uneven aged silviculture of upland hardwood stands workshop notes; 1991 February 25 27; Blacksburg, VA. Blacksburg, VA: Virginia Cooperative Extension Service and Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University: 33-37.

Abstract

Deferment cutting is a regeneration practice that resembles a seed-tree or shelterwood cutting. The difference is that residual trees are not cut when the reproduction becomes established. Instead, residual trees are left until new reproduction matures to sawtimber size, and another regeneration cut is the silvicultural objective. Hence, with deferment cutting specific residual trees are left for a long period (Smith et al. 1989).

Citation

Smith, H. Clay; Miller, Gary W. 1991. Deferment cutting in Appalachian hardwoods: the what, whys, and hows. In: Johnson, James E., ed. Uneven aged silviculture of upland hardwood stands workshop notes; 1991 February 25 27; Blacksburg, VA. Blacksburg, VA: Virginia Cooperative Extension Service and Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University: 33-37.

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