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Main Title Can Intensive Management Increase Carbon Storage in Forests.
Author Schroeder, P. ;
CORP Author NSI Technology Services Corp., Corvallis, OR. Environmental Research Lab.;Corvallis Environmental Research Lab., OR.
Publisher c1991
Year Published 1991
Report Number EPA-68-C8-0006; EPA/600/J-91/260;
Stock Number PB92-113224
Additional Subjects Forest management ; Carbon cycle ; Air pollution effects(Plants) ; Forest trees ; Plant growth ; Carbon sinks ; Carbon sources ; Environmental transport ; Greenhouse effect ; Carbon dioxide ; Global warming ; Air pollution control ; Reprints ; Pseudotsuga menziesii ; Pinus taeda ; Air-biosphere interactions
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NTIS  PB92-113224 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 9p
A possible response to increasing atmospheric CO2 concentration is to attempt to increase the amount of carbon stored in terrestrial vegetation. One approach to increasing the size of the terrestrial carbon sink is to increase the growth of forests by utilizing intensive forest management practices. The paper uses data from the literature and from forest growth and yield models to analyze the impact of three management practices on carbon storage: thinning, fertilization, and control of competing vegetation. Using Douglas-fir (Pseudotsuga menziesii) and loblolly pine (Pinus taeda) as example species, results showed that thinning generally does not increase carbon storage, and may actually cause a decrease. The exception is thinning of very dense young stands. (Copyright (c) 1991 Springer-Verlag New York Inc.)