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    Author(s): W. Henry McNab; Carl E. Merschat
    Date: 1990
    Source: TheJournal of the Elisha Mitchell Scientific Society, 106(2), 1990, pp.25-31
    Publication Series: Miscellaneous Publication
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    Quartz grain size and mylonitization, geologic variables determined fromrocks on sites, were associated with total height of yellow-poplar (Liriodendron tulipifera L.) standsand may be of value as independent variables in modeling tree growth from site characteristics. A predictive model containing quartz grain site and stand age accounted for about 54% of the variationin total height of yellow-poplar stands in the Bald Mountains of western North Carolina. These and other geologic variables mayalsobe of value in classifying forest sites for species composition and productivity.

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    McNab, W. Henry; Merschat, Carl E. 1990. Geologic Variable Associated with Height of Yellow-Poplar Stand in the Bald Mountains of North Carolina. TheJournal of the Elisha Mitchell Scientific Society, 106(2), 1990, pp.25-31


    geologic variable, mylonitization, quartz grain size, Liriodendron tulipifera, yellow-poplar, tree height growth

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