This paper presents models for predicting edge-response of dominant and codominant trees to clearing. Procedures are given for converting predictions to a thinning response index, for ranking stands for thinning priority. Data requirements, sampling suggestions, examples of application, and suggestions for management use are included to facilitate use as a field guide.
United States Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, "Ranking Thinning Potential of Lodgepole Pine Stands" (1987). Forestry. Paper 75.