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Indonesian Journal of Forestry Research
Vol 1, No 2 (2014): Indonesian Journal of Forestry Research
THE EFFECT OF SILVICULTURAL TREATMENT ON STAND GROWTH OF LOGGED-OVER FOREST IN SOUTH PAPUA
Kuswandi, Relawan ( Forestry Research Institute at Manokwari-Forestry Research and Development Agency Jl. Inamberi, Susweni PO BOX 159, Manokwari 98313-Papua Barat)
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Published date:
31 Oct 2014
 
Forest stand structure could be used as one of the variables in deciding the possibility to harvest forest product. On logged-over forests, data and information over stand structure could become the basis for decision making for harvesting. To measure and analyze yield on logged-over forest, each forest management unit (IUPHHK) is obligated to establish Permanent Sample Plots (PSPs) for monitoring the growth and yield of the managed stand. In some of the plots, maintenances and thinning treatments are applied while other plots are not treated.  The results, after several years of observations, showed that there was a difference in stand structure (tree number) of each diameter class both in plots with treatment and without treatment. The rate of in-growth, up-growth and mortality varied between plots without and with treatment in each diameter class and length of time after harvesting. The average diameter increment of trees in the stands of the untreated plots was higher (0.60 cm yr-1) compared to the treated plots (0.55 cm yr-1).
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