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 Relevant literature is discussed along with observations, experience, and results of unpublished research.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.
Type: Research Paper
Source: USDA Forest Service Research Notes
Identifier: RM-123, 76p.
Publisher: USDA Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station