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Estimating site potential from the early height growth of red pine in the Lake States.Author(s): David H. Alban
Source: Research Paper NC-166. 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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DescriptionRed pine stands throughout the Lake States were sampled to determine the relation between site index and bole internode lengths. The total length of 5 internodes beginning at the first whorl above 8 feet is a good estimator of site index (average error 3.3 feet) for both plantations and natural stands throughout the Lake States.
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CitationAlban, David H. 1979. Estimating site potential from the early height growth of red pine in the Lake States. Research Paper NC-166. St. Paul, MN: U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, Forest Service, North Central Forest Experiment Station
KeywordsPinus resinosa, red pine, growth intercept, internode length, site index, stem analysis
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