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An improved growth intercept method for estimating site index of red pine.Author(s): David H. Alban
Source: Research Paper NC-80. St. Paul, MN: U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, Forest Service, North Central Forest Experiment Station
Publication Series: Research Paper (RP)
Station: North Central Research Station
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DescriptionEquations for predicting red pine (Pinus resinosa Ait.) site index from various internode lengths were developed from ring counts on sectioned trees form 69 natural stands in Minnesota. The precision of estimating site index was much improved by measuring the 5-year growth intercept beginning at 7 feet above the ground rather than at the conventional breast height. The growth intercept equation developed from natural stands in Minnesota is shown to be applicable to red pine plantations in Minnesota, New York, and Connecticut.
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CitationAlban, David H. 1972. An improved growth intercept method for estimating site index of red pine. Research Paper NC-80. St. Paul, MN: U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, Forest Service, North Central Forest Experiment Station
KeywordsPinus resinosa, red pine, internode length, plantations, stem analysis
- Height growth of red pine on fine-textured soils.
- Estimating red pine site index in northern Minnesota.
- Estimating investment returns from growing red pine.
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