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Figure 1


Closure (c) after a thinning. The figure shows thinning removal of N0Nt trees, which are smaller than the average tree (thinning from below). This leads to an increase in mean tree size (b) from b0 before thinning to bt after the thinning. c after the thinning is given by N after thinning (Nt) divided by the Nmax (solid line) corresponding to bt (Nmax t). The dashed line shows the development after thinning.

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