Forest development after successive clearcuts in the Southern Appalachians–part 1. Leopold, D. J. Forest Ecology and Management, 1985.
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Coweeta Watershed 13 was clearcut in 1939-1940 and again in 1962. Forest inventories were made in 1934, 1948, 1952, 1962, 1969, 1977 and 1984. Density, basal area, and size-class distribution of stems before the initial clearcut and during various stages of regrowth, were determined for each species. The even-aged, coppice forest of 1984 had a density and basal area of 2330 stems/ha and 20.83 m2/ha, respectively, compared to 1934 values of 2632 stems/ha and 25.01 m2/ha. Importance values of mesic species have increased tremendously over the past fifty years due to regeneration and growth attributes favored by past disturbances such as clearcutting and chestnut blight. Importance values of Acer rubrum, Quercus coccinea and Q. prinus have increased moderately while importance values of Castanea dentata, C. pumila, Pinus rigida, Quercus alba and Q. rubra have decreased. The negative exponential function appropriately describes the size-class distribution of stems for all species.
@article{leopold_forest_1985,
	title = {Forest development after successive clearcuts in the {Southern} {Appalachians}--part 1.},
	volume = {13},
	url = {http://cwt33.ecology.uga.edu/publications/720.pdf},
	abstract = {Coweeta Watershed 13 was clearcut in 1939-1940 and again in 1962. Forest inventories were made in 1934, 1948, 1952, 1962, 1969, 1977 and 1984. Density, basal area, and size-class distribution of stems before the initial clearcut and during various stages of regrowth, were determined for each species.  The even-aged, coppice forest of 1984 had a density and basal area of 2330 stems/ha and 20.83 m2/ha, respectively, compared to 1934 values of 2632 stems/ha and 25.01 m2/ha. Importance values of mesic species have increased tremendously over the past fifty years due to regeneration and growth attributes favored by past disturbances such as clearcutting and chestnut blight. Importance values of Acer rubrum, Quercus coccinea and Q. prinus have increased moderately while importance values of Castanea dentata, C. pumila, Pinus rigida, Quercus alba and Q.  rubra have decreased. The negative exponential function appropriately describes the size-class distribution of stems for all species.},
	journal = {Forest Ecology and Management},
	author = {Leopold, D. J.},
	year = {1985},
	keywords = {CWT}
}
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