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Detecting Responses of Loblolly Pine Stand Development to Site-Preparation Intensity: A Modeling ApproachAuthor(s): Mingguang Xu; Timothy B. Harrington; M. Boyd Edwards
Source: Proceedings of the Ninth Biennial Southern Silvilcultural Research Conference, Clemson, SC, Feb. 25-27, 1997, USDA General Techinical Report SRS-20
Publication Series: Miscellaneous Publication
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DescriptionData from an existing site preparation experiment in the Georgia Piedmont were subjected to a modeling approach to analyze effects of site preparation intensity on stand development of loblolly pine (Pinus taeda L.) 5 to 12 years since treatment. An average stand height model that incorporated indicator variables for treatment provided an accurate description of responses to site-preparation intensity, with steepness of the height trajectory increasing with site-preparation intensity. Stand basal area and volume varied similarly among treatments as found for height, with their development increasing with treatment intensity.
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CitationXu, Mingguang; Harrington, Timothy B.; Edwards, M. Boyd. 1997. Detecting Responses of Loblolly Pine Stand Development to Site-Preparation Intensity: A Modeling Approach. Proceedings of the Ninth Biennial Southern Silvilcultural Research Conference, Clemson, SC, Feb. 25-27, 1997, USDA General Techinical Report SRS-20
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