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    • A Role for the Forest Service?
      Silviculture
      1
    • Introduction
      2
      Objective:
      To consider timber inventory, silvicultural, and timber harvest techniques in Central and Southern Indiana.
      Site:
      • Morgan-Monroe State Forest (MMSF)
      • 39º 20’ 05” N, 86º25’07” W
      Management History:
      • A 30 acre stand at MMSF was harvested in 1981
      • Indiana DNR Division of Forestry used the timber cruise method
      • ~30% of the total commercial volume was harvested
    • 3
      1981 Harvest Figures
    • 4
      Wood Uses
      Wenger K.F. (1994)
    • 5
      Comparison of Oaks for Seed Trees
    • 6
    • 7
    • 8
    • 9
      Burns, R.M., and B.H. Honkala (1990). Silvics of North America. Volume 2: Hardwoods. Agriculture Handbook 654, Forest Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture. Washington, D.C. http://www.na.fs.fed.us/spfo/pubs/silvics_manual/table_of_contents.htm
      Hicks, J., R. R. (1998). Management of Central Hardwoods. Ecology and Management of Central Hardwood Forests. New York, John Wiley & Sons.
      Marshall, V. G. (2000). "Impacts of forest harvesting on biological processes in northern forest soils." Forest Ecology and Management 133: 43-60.
      Wenger, K. F. (1984). Forestry Handbook 2nd ed. K. F. Wenger. New York, John Wiley & Sons.