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Growth Intercept as an Indicator of Site Index in Natural Stands of White Pine in the Southern AppalachiansAuthor(s): Donald E. Beck
Source: Res. Note SE-154. Asheville, NC: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Southeastern Forest Experiment Station. 6 p.
Publication Series: Research Note (RN)
Station: Southeastern Forest Experiment Station
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DescriptionEquations are presented for estimating site index from periodic height growth in natural, even-aged stands of white pine in the Southern Appalachians. Site index can be estimated from height growth during both 3-year and 5-year periods, beginning with the year in which breast height was reached. In stands less than 15 years old, estimates of site index from 5-year intercepts are more precise than estimates from 3-year intercepts and are as precise as estimates from polymorphic site-index curves.
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CitationBeck, Donald E. 1971. Growth Intercept as an Indicator of Site Index in Natural Stands of White Pine in the Southern Appalachians. Res. Note SE-154. Asheville, NC: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Southeastern Forest Experiment Station. 6 p.
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