Relationship Between Maximum Basal Aarea Carrying Capacity and Maximum Size-density Rrelationships

Curtis L. VanderSchaaf, Harold E. Burkhart

Abstract


Two important concepts in forest stand density management !a the maximum basal area carrying capacity and the maximu
size-density relationship (MSDR) for individual stands !a are mathematically related.  For stands with a MSDR slope les
than 2, maximum basal area carrying capacity will occur after a stand has reached its MSDR stage of stand development, or after Reineke!?s SDI has been maximized. Maximum basal area carrying capacity and the MSDR stage of stand developmen will occur simultaneously in a stand that has a MSDR slope equal to 2.  If a MSDR!?s slope is greater than 2, a stand will reac its maximum basal area carrying capacity prior to reaching its MSDR stage of stand development.

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