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Guying to prevent wind sway influences loblolly pine growth and wood propertiesAuthor(s): James D. Burton; Diana M. Smith
Source: Res.Pap. SO-80. New Orleans, LA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Southern Forest Experiment Station. 8 p.
Publication Series: Research Paper (RP)
Station: Southern Forest Experiment Station
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DescriptionRestraining young loblolly pine (Pinus taeda L.) trees from normal swaying in the wind markedly reduced radial growth in the immobilized portion of the bole and accelerated it in the upper, free-swaying portion. Guying also reduced specific gravity, number of earlywood and latewood tracheids, latewood tracheid diameter, and amount of compression wood, but not percentage of latewood.
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CitationBurton, James D.; Smith, Diana M. 1972. Guying to prevent wind sway influences loblolly pine growth and wood properties. Res.Pap. SO-80. New Orleans, LA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Southern Forest Experiment Station. 8 p.
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