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Height Growth and Site Index for Douglas-fir in High-Elevation Forests of the Oregon-Washington Cascades

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Height growth and site index estimation curves were derived from stem analyses of 52 Douglas-fir (Pseudotsuga menziesii (Mirb.) Franco var. menziesii) trees. Their height growth pattern differs from lowland Douglas-fir, and corresponding differences in the pattern of volume growth must exist. Site index estimation procedures and growth information derived from lowland Douglas-fir are not applicable to these high-elevation forests. Forest Sci. 20:307-316.

Keywords: Measurement techniques; Pseudotsuga menziesii; volume growth

Document Type: Journal Article

Affiliations: Associate Mensurationist, Pacific Northwest Forest and Range Exp. Stn, Forest Service, U.S. Dep. of Agric., Portland Oreg.

Publication date: 1974-12-01

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