1. ecology a contiguous group of similar plants 2. silviculture a contiguous group of trees sufficiently uniform in age-class distribution, composition, and structure, and growing on a site of sufficiently uniform quality, to be a distinguishable and manageable unit —see all-aged stand, mixed, pure, even-aged, and uneven-aged standsnote 1. a mixed stand is composed of a mixture of speciesnote 2. a pure stand is composed of essentially a single species —note 3. in a stratified mixture stand different species occupy different canopy strata 3. wildlife a place from which game is shot (at) and past which game is generally driven —synonym hide —see blind


O'Hara, K.L, and L.M. Nagel. 2013. The stand: Revisiting a central concept in forestry. Journal of Forestry 111(5):335-340.

Nyland, R.D. 2007. Silviculture: Concepts and applications, edition 2. Waveland Press. This definition last updated 01/15/2015