Ponderosa Pine Forest Management and Silvicultural Prescription Guidelines

Ponderosa Pine Forest Management and Silvicultural Prescription Guidelines Monday, April 29, 2019

Author(s): John DuPlissis
Photo of forest filled with Ponderosa Pines

Ponderosa pine is an important forest species in the Niobrara Valley, Pine Ridge, and Wildcat Hills of Nebraska. It occurs in almost pure stands with no real associates. Ponderosa pine woodlands (open stands of trees and mixed-grass prairie, generally forming 25-60% cover) often occupy south- and west-facing slopes. While denser pine forests (trees with crowns overlapping, forming 60-100% cover) occupy north- and east-facing slopes and bottoms.

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