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Notes: Tree Volume Table Growth Relationships Possibly Affected by Fertilization

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Abstract:

Thirty Douglas-fir trees representing a fertilized and a control stand in southwest Washington were felled and sectioned. A composite variable was computed for each tree that reflected deviation from volume equation predicted growth. It was further adjusted to account for growth patterns before fertilization. A nonparametric test on the two sets of trees suggests that accuracy of tree volume equations, when used to compute growth, may be biased by fertilization. Forest Sci. 22:58-60.

Keywords: Douglas-fir; Increment; stem shape

Document Type: Miscellaneous

Affiliations: Professor of Forest Biometry, Institute of Forest Management, Department of Forestry, National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan, 107

Publication date: 1976-03-01

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