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Density effects on height growth and its implications for site index prediction and growth projectionAuthor(s): F. Thomas Lloyd; Earle P. Jr. Jones
Source: Proceedings of the Second Biennial Southern Silvicultural Research Conference
Publication Series: Scientific Journal (JRNL)
Station: Southern Research Station
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DescriptionFour studies (two with loblolly and two with slash pine) show an effect of number of stems per acre on mean dominant and codominant height. One slash pine study averaeed a 1-foot decrease in mean height at age 30 for each 100-tree increase in planting density over the range of 200 to 1200 seedlings per acre. Ignoring this density-height effect in a growth projection model developed from the same slash pine data resulted in over-estimating growth by as much as 46 percent.
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CitationLloyd, F. Thomas; Jones, Earle P. Jr. 1983. Density effects on height growth and its implications for site index prediction and growth projection. In: Proceedings of the Second Biennial Southern Silvicultural Research Conference; 1982 Nov. 4-5; Atlanta, GA: 329-334.
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