Clonal variation of indirect cambium reaction to within-growing season temperature changes in Douglas-fir
Source: Forestry, Volume 77, Number 4, 2004 , pp. 257-268(12)
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Abstract:Wood can be seen as a record of cambial activity. Within a ring, density variation from earlywood to latewood is a consequence of the within growing season climate changes. We propose a method to synchronize the within-ring density profile with within-growing season climate variables. Thanks to this synchronization, we show that Douglas-fir cambium reaction to the variation of the withingrowing season minimum temperature is variable and quite strongly genetically controlled. Such variation has a direct consequence on wood density, and thus on wood quality.
Document Type: Research Article
Affiliations: 1: INRA Orléans, BP 20619, Ardon 45166, Olivet Cedex, France 2: NFV Abt. Waldgenressourcen, Forstamstrasse 6, D-34355 Staufenberg-Escherode, Germany 3: CSIRO Forestry and Forest Products, PO Box E4008, Kingston, ACT 2604, Australia
Publication date: 2004-01-01
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