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1. Which harvest method and trail spacing combination in the Benjamin et al. study achieved the least crop tree loss, but also resulted in the highest production costs?
a) Whole-tree, 80 ft. spacing
b) Cut-to-length, 50 ft. spacing
c) Cut-to-length, 80 ft. spacing
2. Based on the results of the study by Benjamin et al, which of the following statements related to retention of downed woody material postharvest is true?
a) WT and CTL systems retained approximately 53% and 21%, respectively.
b) WT and CTL systems retained approximately 22% and 47%, respectively.
c) WT and CTL systems retained approximately 8% and 53%, respectively.
3. As noted in the article by Ward, the Second Law of Oak Silviculture relates to:
a) promoting the establishment of competitive oak regeneration.
b) controlling deer browse damage to oak regeneration.
c) providing timely, sufficient release of oak regeneration.
4. In his study Ward found that precommercial crop tree release increases upper canopy persistence:
a) of codominants more than dominants.
b) of dominants more than codominants.
c) of dominants and codominants equally.
5. In the Catron et al. analysis, energywood stumpage price had the largest effect on land expectation value in which product scenario?
a) Scenario 1
b) Scenario 2
c) Scenario 3
6. In addition to addressing energy-related concerns, which of the following is identified by Catron et al. as a potential benefit from woody bioenergy markets?
a) Enhanced economic viability forest ownership in rural communities
b) Shorter average rotation ages when energywood stumpage prices are higher
c) Increased stand-level yields of large diameter timber products when energywood prices are low
7. According to the article by Haugen and Ostry, the highest level of impact from shoot blight is expected when:
a) plantation trees are grown with a residual overstory of pine trees and Diplodia is present, but Sirococcus is not.
b) residual overstory pine trees remain on site and both Sirococcus and Diplodia pathogens are present.
c) plantation trees are open grown, without any residual overstory pine trees and Sirococcus only is present on the site.
8. Which of the following statements about red pine management is not true according to Haugen and Ostry?
a) Maintaining a canopy of larger red pine over small red pine is "safe" because established saplings will not be affected by shoot blight.
b) In the absence of overstory sources of inoculum, young red pine are likely to recover from periodic shoot blight episodes without intervention.
c) Timely removal of overstory residuals following a seed tree or shelterwood cut will minimize the risk of high levels of shoot blight on the new red pine.
9. As described by Schnur et al. the Conservation Awareness Index (CAI) asks respondents about their knowledge of and experience with:
a) estate planning.
b) forest certification.
c) tree identification.
10. In the comparative analysis of conservation awareness of random respondents between New York and Massachusetts by Schnur et al., which state exhibited lower levels of awareness?
a) Massachusetts
b) New York
c) Neither New York nor Massachusetts