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  1. 1. A Role for the Forest Service?<br />Silviculture<br />1<br />
  2. 2. Introduction<br />2<br />Objective: <br />To consider timber inventory, silvicultural, and timber harvest techniques in Central and Southern Indiana.<br />Site:<br /><ul><li>Morgan-Monroe State Forest (MMSF)
  3. 3. 39º 20’ 05” N, 86º25’07” W</li></ul>Management History:<br /><ul><li>A 30 acre stand at MMSF was harvested in 1981
  4. 4. Indiana DNR Division of Forestry used the timber cruise method
  5. 5. ~30% of the total commercial volume was harvested</li></li></ul><li>3<br />1981 Harvest Figures<br />
  6. 6. 4<br />Wood Uses<br />Wenger K.F. (1994)<br />
  7. 7. 5<br />Comparison of Oaks for Seed Trees<br />
  8. 8. 6<br />
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  10. 10. 8<br />
  11. 11. 9<br />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.<br />Hicks, J., R. R. (1998). Management of Central Hardwoods. Ecology and Management of Central Hardwood Forests. New York, John Wiley & Sons.<br />Marshall, V. G. (2000). &quot;Impacts of forest harvesting on biological processes in northern forest soils.&quot; Forest Ecology and Management 133: 43-60.<br />Wenger, K. F. (1984). Forestry Handbook 2nd ed. K. F. Wenger. New York, John Wiley & Sons.<br />