Seedling and Sapling Survival and Growth

Eric Zenner, Jeri Peck, Klaus Puettmann, Brian Palik

What are the differences among stands that receive different silvicultural treatments from the point of view of a seedling or sapling?  One study evaluated the regeneration success of underplanted red pine, white pine, and jack pine seedlings under alternative silvicultural prescriptions.  Another study tested how light "early, light, and often" thinning should be in an aspen-paper birch stand.


Peck, J.E., E.K. Zenner, and B.J. Palik.  2012.  Variation in microclimate and early growth of planted pines under dispersed and aggregated overstory retention in mature managed red pine in Minnesota.  Canadian Journal of Forest Research 42(2):279-290.

Zenner, E.K.  2008.  Short-term changes in Pinus strobus sapling height-to-diameter ratios following partial release:  testing the acclimative stem-form development hypothesis.  Canadian Journal of Forest Research 38:181-189.

Zenner, E.K. and K.J. Puettmann.  2008.  Contrasting release approaches for a mixed paper birch (Betula papyrifera) / quaking aspen (Populus tremuloides) stand.  Northern Journal of Applied Forestry 25:124-132.