- Schultz, Emma Louise
University of Maine Graduate School
Despite the commercial importance, and abundant harvest, of eastern white pine (Pinus strobus L.) in Maine - and throughout New England - there has been little research investigating sapling dynamics of the species since frothingham published height growth data in 1914. Given the prevalence of regeneration across Maine, it is beneficial for forest managers to possess the tools to properly harness the regenerative capability of their forests. For white pine, successful management is accomplished through shelterwood silviculture.
Results from this study are of considerable use to forest managers, whether the managers assume a hands-on approach through intense data collection, or a purely statistical approach, with growth and yield software and prior data. the synthesis of height growth and canopy openness predictions in Chapter 1 allows for perception of the time required to grow saplings to 6 meters (one log) in height, based on overstory.