A pandora moth (Coloradia pandora Blake) outbreak began in 1991 in a ponderosa pine (Pinus ponderosa Dougl. ex. Laws) spacing study area that also included scattered sugar pine (P. lambertiana Dougl). The relation of defoliation to five tree spacings (with and without understory vegetation) was examined, and stand growth reduction...
Basal area and height growth were analyzed for individual trees in uneven-aged
ponderosa and lodgepole pine stands in central Oregon. Basal area growth was modeled
as a function of other stand and tree variables to address five general objectives: 1) to
compare the predictive ability of distance-dependent versus distance-independent stand...
This thesis examines the 8-year growth trend of
Douglas-fir (Pseudotsuga menziesii (mirb.)Franco), ponderosa
pine (Pinus ponderosa Dougl. ex laws.), and whiteleaf
manzanita (Arctostaphylos viscida Parry). Manzanita stands
ranging from 1700/ha to 27000/ha density were grown among
mixed conifers of the same age, which were planted in 1981
at 250x250 cm...
Vegetation patterns and species distributions are strongly linked to soil moisture regimes, and populations within a species from contrasting climatic regimes could exhibit differences in the degree to which certain functional traits related to establishment are expressed. Tree seedling survival is crucial for forest regeneration, and thus may be a...
Northeastern Oregon geology and climate provides moderately productive conditions for forest management and timber production. Although site preparation and planting are commonly used silvicultural practices, little research exists on the efficacy of specific forest herbicides and responses of seedling survival and growth in this region. This research seeks to improve...
The dynamics of stands In old-growth ponderosa pine (Pinus
ponderosa) forests on the eastern flank of the central Oregon
Cascades are Investigated. Age structure and spatial pattern of
ponderosa pine within the Pringle Falls Experimental Forest
Research Natural Area coupled with the fire history of the area
aid In Interpreting...
Juvenile Douglas-fir, ponderosa pine, and whiteleaf manzanita
growth in southwest Oregon varied with density of co-developing
manzanita and presence of herbaceous cover. Plant xylem pressure
potential and stomatal conductance of each species was responsive
to competition-induced depletion of soil water. Rates varied among
species. The best correlations with growth usually...
This research assessed the effect of western juniper (Junlperus
occldentalls) removal on understory plant production and cover and
ponderosa pine (Pinus ponderosa) growth and plant water status.
A complete randomized block design, with four blocks and four
treatments was established in the summer of 1984 near Prineville,
Oregon. The four...