Conversion of Successionally Stable Even-Aged Oak Stands to an Uneven-Aged Structure

This article is part of a larger document. View the larger document here.

  • Author(s): Loewenstein, Edward F.; Guldin, James M.
  • Date: 2004
  • Station ID: Miscellaneous Publication-SRS-


Developing a silvicultural prescription to convert an even-aged or unmanaged oak stand to an uneven-aged structure depends in large part on the length of time the existing overstory will live. Four conversion prescriptions, representing three initial stand conditions, are presented. Each prescription partitions the cut of the original overstory differently in time and space depending on the interval between stand entries and the desired allocation of growing space among the newly developing age classes.

  • Citation: Loewenstein, Edward F.; Guldin, James M. 2004. Conversion of Successionally Stable Even-Aged Oak Stands to an Uneven-Aged Structure. Gen. Tech. Rep. SRS-73. Asheville, NC: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Southern Research Station. pp. 264-268

Requesting Print Publications

Publication requests are subject to availability. Fiscal responsibility limits the hardcopies of publications we produce and distribute. Electronic versions of publications may be downloaded, distributed and printed.

Please make any requests at

Publication Notes

  • This article was written and prepared by U.S. Government employees on official time, and is therefore in the public domain.
  • Our online publications are scanned and captured using Adobe Acrobat. During the capture process some typographical errors may occur. Please contact the SRS webmaster if you notice any errors which make this publication unusable.
  • To view this article, download the latest version of Adobe Acrobat Reader.