Evaluating High-Graded Hardwood Stands
The majority of hardwood stands across the South have been high-graded, and hardwood forests in Mississippi are no different. A high-graded hardwood stand is one in which most or all of the high-valued, desirable trees that had quality stem form have been cut, leaving a stand of either poorly formed desirable trees or undesirable trees.
How and when did this happen? Is there anything that can be done with these stands, or are they the management nightmare they appear to be?
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