1(Of woodland) composed of trees of approximately the same age.
- The debate on the rule holds a great deal of interest in plant population dynamics and management of even-aged forest stands, because of its theoretical significance and demonstrated practical implications.
- The panel was very critical of clear cutting as practiced in BC, noting that this harvesting method creates even-aged forests that are significantly different than forests disturbed through natural forces.
- In contrast, shade-intolerant overstory trees often grow quickly, forming a closed canopy or uniform height, and occur as a bell-shaped distribution characteristic of a maturing even-aged population of trees.
1.1(Of trees) of approximately the same age.
- This pattern results in small patches of even-aged trees.
- Determining the future of this large tract of even-aged Douglas-fir has consequently proven contentious as competing interests demand either continued timber harvests or complete preservation of the restored forest.
- Rather than large patches of even-aged individuals, cohorts were scattered throughout the stand, in smaller, often single tree (52% of all patches observed) patches.
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