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Category: Ecological Research

Title: Silviculture of the Southwestern Ponderosa Pine: The Status of Our Knowledge

Author: Schubert, G.H.

Subject: Ponderosa pine (Pinus ponderosa), Silviculture

Abstract: Describes the status of our knowledge of ponderosa pine silviculture in the southwestern states of Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico, and Utah. Economic value, impact on other uses, and the timber resource are discussed first, followed by ecological background, site quality, growth and yield, and silviculture and management. Relevant literature is discussed along with observations, experience, and results of unpublished research. Treatise is intended to serve as a reference tool for guidance in making management decisions and prescribing silvicultural treatments. Research needs are also considered.

Date: 1974

Type: Research Paper

Source: USDA Forest Service Research Notes

Identifier: RM-123, 76p.

Publisher: USDA Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station

Format: PDF

Language: English