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Multiaged Silviculture: Managing for Complex Forest Stand Structures

Kevin O'Hara


Multiaged silviculture is an emerging global strategy for managing many forest lands around the world. It includes the broad area of silviculture of stands with two or more age classes. Over recent decades, many forest managers have emphasized plantation silviculture, which meets the wood production needs on large forest tracts. However, much of the global forest will be managed less intensively to maintain natural forest stand structures and processes. Developing multiaged stand management strategies, or silvicultural systems, for these complex forests represents a global challenge to integra ... More

Keywords: forest management, silviculture, stand management, stand structure, silvicultural systems, multiaged

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9780198703068
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2014 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198703068.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Kevin O'Hara, author
Professor of Silviculture, University of California- Berkeley