Notes: Drought Crack on Western White Pine in Northern Idaho
Abstract:In September of 1967 one western white pine in Northern Idaho had external cracks which were not apparent three months earlier. This fact together with observation of climatic data, site conditions, and wood anatomy suggest that cracking resulted from moisture stress. Inherent structural weaknesses of the wood apparently predisposed the tree stem to cracking during the drought. Forest Science 19:77-80.
Document Type: News
Affiliations: Research Forester, USDA Forest Service, Intermountain Forest and Range Exp. Sta., Ogden, Utah
Publication date: March 1, 1973
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