Data on Overstory and understory Trees in Aspen-Dominated Boreal Mixedwood Stands Over 20 Years After Partial Harvesting
Data in Brief
Growing demand for non-timber forest ecosystem services has resulted in increased use of partial harvesting in boreal forests. Since the 1990s, multiple studies have yielded short-term responses to partial harvesting. Here we present an inventory of longer-term (20 years) responses of overstory and understory trees to partial harvesting in aspen-dominated boreal mixedwood stands. Pre- and post-harvesting overstory trees were mapped and measured for total height and diameter at breast height (DBH); understory trees were measured for total height. Codes identify tree species, treatments, and years since harvest. Data are stored in separate Microsoft Excel spreadsheets: overstory trees, understory trees, and years after harvesting.
Man, R., H. Yang, and J. W. Schnare. 2018. Data on overstory and understory trees in aspen-dominated boreal mixedwood stands over 20 years after partial harvesting. Data in Brief 17:284-287.