The response of light, water, and nutrient availability to pre-commercial thinning in dry inland Douglas-fir forests

The response of light, water, and nutrient availability to pre-commercial thinning in dry inland... •We used a triplet plot approach at 14 locations to assess thinning responses.•Thinning alleviated the most stress at sites with low productivity and high density.•The greatest growth response to thinning occurred at high quality sites with high initial density.•The relative thinning response of resources were ordered soil N>soil moisture>light interception.•Pre-commercial thinning is an option for adapting forest to environmental stress. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Forest Ecology and Management Elsevier

The response of light, water, and nutrient availability to pre-commercial thinning in dry inland Douglas-fir forests

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Elsevier
Copyright
Copyright © 2015 Elsevier B.V.
ISSN
0378-1127
eISSN
1872-7042
D.O.I.
10.1016/j.foreco.2015.12.014
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Abstract

•We used a triplet plot approach at 14 locations to assess thinning responses.•Thinning alleviated the most stress at sites with low productivity and high density.•The greatest growth response to thinning occurred at high quality sites with high initial density.•The relative thinning response of resources were ordered soil N>soil moisture>light interception.•Pre-commercial thinning is an option for adapting forest to environmental stress.

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Forest Ecology and ManagementElsevier

Published: Mar 1, 2016

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