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The effects of forest thinning and wood quality on wood decomposition in the mineral soil were investigated in a Chinese pine (Pinus tabuliformis Carriére) plantation in northern China by measuring mass loss and changes in wood properties (carbohydrates, lignin and nitrogen (N) concentrations) in...

Author(s)
Wang WeiWei; Page-Dumroese, D.; Jurgensen, M.; Tirocke, J.; Liu Yong
Publisher
Springer-Japan, Tokyo, Japan
Citation
Journal of Plant Research, 2018, 131, 6, pp 897-905
Abstract

In Great Lakes aspen forests, clearcutting and whole-tree skidding (WTS) has been the usual practice. Soil disturbances from WTS sometimes lead to regeneration declines in areas of high equipment traffic. Advances in harvesting mechanization have resulted in increased utilization of cut-to-length...

Author(s)
Premer, M. I.; Froese, R. E.
Publisher
Oxford University Press, New York, USA
Citation
Forest Science, 2018, 64, 4, pp 442-451
Abstract

Retention harvesting, an approach that intentionally retains legacy features such as mature overstory trees, provides options for achieving ecological objectives. At the same time, retained overstory trees may compete with the nearby recovering understory for resources, and much remains to be...

Author(s)
Curzon, M. T.; Baker, S. C.; Kern, C. C.; Palik, B. J.; D'Amato, A. W.
Publisher
MDPI AG, Basel, Switzerland
Citation
Forests, 2017, 8, 2, pp 31
Abstract

Planting white spruce (Picea glauca (Moench) Voss) under established aspen (Populus tremuloides Michx.) stands has substantial potential for regenerating mixedwood ecosystems in the western Canadian boreal forest. The presence of an aspen overstory serves to ameliorate frost and winter injury...

Author(s)
Kabzems, R.; Comeau, P. G.; Filipescu, C. N.; Rogers, B.; Nemec, A. F. L.
Publisher
NRC Research Press, Ottawa, Canada
Citation
Canadian Journal of Forest Research, 2016, 46, 10, pp 1217-1223
Abstract

Variable retention harvesting, with a focus on maintaining biological legacies on managed landscapes, has been practised in the trembling aspen (Populus tremuloides Michx.) dominated boreal mixedwood forests for about two decades. However, little attention has actually been given to the growth...

Author(s)
Bose, A. K.; Brais, S.; Harvey, B. D.
Publisher
Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK
Citation
Forest Ecology and Management, 2014, 327, pp 209-220
Abstract

In large areas of the boreal mixedwoods of eastern Canada, conventional forestry practices dominated by large-scale clearcutting have led to an increase in early-successional trembling aspen (Populus tremuloides Michx.) stands and a decrease in late-successional mixedwood stands. Partial harvesting ...

Author(s)
Guay-Picard, A.; Auty, D.; Munson, A. D.; Achim, A.
Publisher
Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK
Citation
Forest Ecology and Management, 2015, 358, pp 291-302
Abstract

Section Leuce Duby (Populus, Salicaceae) is an important taxon among the 6 sections in the genus Populus. Although biological and taxonomic studies has greatly improved our understanding of this section, the phylogenetic relationships among the species of section Leuce remain uncertain due in part...

Author(s)
Wang DongSheng; Wang ZhaoShan; Du ShuHui; Zhang JianGuo
Publisher
Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK
Citation
Biochemical Systematics and Ecology, 2015, 63, pp 212-217
Abstract

In the current context of forest ecosystem management, partial harvesting has been proposed as a silvicultural tool to augment forest variability on managed landscapes and to accelerate the development of structural and compositional attributes of old-growth/late successional stands. The aims of...

Author(s)
Bose, A. K.; Harvey, B. D.; Brais, S.
Publisher
Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK
Citation
Forest Ecology and Management, 2015, 353, pp 173-186
Abstract

Partial harvesting is thought to result in more structurally diverse forest stands, providing a promising alternative to clearcutting and helping balance timber production and biodiversity conservation. Evidence for this hypothesis is based mostly on understory vegetation communities, with little...

Author(s)
Yang Hua; Man RongZhou
Publisher
Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK
Citation
Forest Ecology and Management, 2018, 409, pp 653-659
Abstract

Mixed-species stands present a number of opportunities for and challenges to forest managers. Boreal mixedwood stands in eastern Canada are often characterized by a dominant canopy of shade-intolerant aspen (Populus tremuloides Michx.) with more shade-tolerant conifers in the mid- to sub-canopy...

Author(s)
Smith, J.; Harvey, B. D.; Koubaa, A.; Brais, S.; Mazerolle, M. J.
Publisher
NRC Research Press, Ottawa, Canada
Citation
Canadian Journal of Forest Research, 2016, 46, 10, pp 1205-1215

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