Stump sprout dominance probabilities of five oak species in southern Indiana 25 years after clearcut harvesting

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  • Authors: Weigel, Dale R.; Dey, Daniel C.; Schweitzer, Callie J.; Peng, Chao-Ying Joanne.
  • Publication Year: 2017
  • Publication Series: Paper (invited, offered, keynote)
  • Source: In: Kabrick, John M.; Dey, Daniel C.; Knapp, Benjamin O.; Larsen, David R.; Shifley, Stephen R.; Stelzer, Henry E., eds. Proceedings of the 20th Central Hardwood Forest Conference; 2016 March 28-April 1; Columbia, MO. General Technical Report NRS-P-167. Newtown Square, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northern Research Station: 35-43.

Abstract

When regenerating oak or mixed-hardwood forests in southern Indiana, oak (Quercus spp.) stump sprouts are vital to sustaining their presence and long-term dominance. In 1987, a study began in the Hoosier National Forest in southern Indiana. The study goal was to predict the sprouting potential and dominance probability of oaks. Before clearcut harvesting, we sampled 2,188 trees of five oak species—white oak, chestnut oak, black oak, scarlet oak, and northern red oak. Measurements were taken before and 1, 5, and 25 years after clearcut harvesting. We used logistic regression to develop two preharvest predictive models and four postharvest models for dominance probabilities of the five species 25 years after harvest.

  • Citation: Weigel, Dale R.; Dey, Daniel C.; Schweitzer, Callie J.; Peng, Chao-Ying Joanne. 2017. Stump sprout dominance probabilities of five oak species in southern Indiana 25 years after clearcut harvesting. In: Kabrick, John M.; Dey, Daniel C.; Knapp, Benjamin O.; Larsen, David R.; Shifley, Stephen R.; Stelzer, Henry E., eds. Proceedings of the 20th Central Hardwood Forest Conference; 2016 March 28-April 1; Columbia, MO. General Technical Report NRS-P-167. Newtown Square, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northern Research Station: 35-43.
  • Posted Date: March 14, 2017
  • Modified Date: March 14, 2017
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