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Notes: Foliage Biomass and Surface Area in Three Pinus contorta Plots in Colorado

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Lodgepole pine plots with densities of 3800, 8600, and 1600 stems/ha were sampled for foliage characteristics in September 1969. Five trees (one from each of five diameter groups) from each plot were harvested. Foliage biomass and surface area are strongly governed by stand and site characteristics. In each plot mean fascicle weights were significantly affected by dominance, crown position, and fascicle age. However, these factors do not have consistent interactive effects from plot to plot. The three plots in order of decreasing productivity classes had oven-dry leaf biomasses of 1.74, 0.84, and 0 49 kg/m². The leaf area indices were respectively 14.0, 4.5, and 4.5 m²/m². Forest Sci. 18:41-45.

Keywords: Lodgepole pine

Document Type: News

Affiliations: Statistics, Colorado State University

Publication date: March 1, 1972

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