Notes: Stem Sway Affects Ring Width and Compression Wood Formation in Exposed Root Bases
Author: Fayle, D. C. F.
Source: Forest Science, Volume 22, Number 2, 1 June 1976 , pp. 193-194(2)
Publisher: Society of American Foresters
Abstract:Radial increment at the stem-root base, and the occurrence and intensity of compression wood in exposed root bases of four young Scots pine, guyed to prevent stem sway for 2 years, were less than in four free-standing trees. A relationship between secondary thickening, mechanical stress, and formation of compression wood is suggested. Forest Sci. 22:193-194.
Keywords: Pinus sylvestris
Document Type: Miscellaneous
Affiliations: Research Scientist, Forest Research Branch, Division of Forests, Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources, Maple, Ontario L0J 1E0
Publication date: June 1, 1976
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