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Electrical Resistance in Tree Cambium Zone: Relationship to Rates of Growth and Wound Closure

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Resistance to a pulsed electric current in the cambial zone of sprout red maple and hybrid poplar was inversely proportional to rate of growth. In hybrid poplars, resistance was also inversely proportional to rate of wound closure, but not to amount of wood discoloration. FOREST SCI. 23:326-329.

Keywords: Bioelectronics; vigor; wood discoloration; wound healing

Document Type: Journal Article

Affiliations: Biological Technicians, U.S. Forest Service, Durham, New Hampshire 03824

Publication date: September 1, 1977

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  • Forest Science is a peer-reviewed journal publishing fundamental and applied research that explores all aspects of natural and social sciences as they apply to the function and management of the forested ecosystems of the world. Topics include silviculture, forest management, biometrics, economics, entomology & pathology, fire & fuels management, forest ecology, genetics & tree improvement, geospatial technologies, harvesting & utilization, landscape ecology, operations research, forest policy, physiology, recreation, social sciences, soils & hydrology, and wildlife management.
    Forest Science is published bimonthly in February, April, June, August, October, and December.

    2015 Impact Factor: 1.702
    Ranking: 16 of 66 in forestry

    Also published by SAF:
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