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    Author(s): Gayne G. Erdmann; Ralph M., Jr. Peterson
    Date: 1992
    Source: In: Hutchinson, Jay G., ed. Northern hardwood notes. St. Paul, MN.: U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, Forest Service, North Central Forest Experiment Station. 4.01
    Publication Series: Other
    Station: North Central Research Station
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    Good site index estimates are necessary for intensive forest management. To get tree age used in determining site index, increment cores are commonly used. The diffuse-porous rings of northern hardwoods, though, are difficult to count in cores, so many site index estimates are imprecise. Also, measuring the height of standing trees is more difficult and less accurate than measuring the height of felled ones.

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    Erdmann, Gayne G.; Peterson, Ralph M., Jr. 1992. Determining site index accurately in even-aged stands. In: Hutchinson, Jay G., ed. Northern hardwood notes. St. Paul, MN.: U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, Forest Service, North Central Forest Experiment Station. 4.01

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