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Notes: The Occurrence of Compression-Wood Streaks in Western Hemlock

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Streaks of compression wood were observed in western hemlock lumber. These streaks were not associated with leaning stems, but they were observed to initiate at knots and to extend downwards for as much as 4 meters. This observation suggests that transportable auxin may play a role in compression wood induction. Forest Sci. 25:129-131.
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Keywords: Tsuga heterophylla; auxin; biochemical stimulus; stress stimulus

Document Type: Miscellaneous

Affiliations: Canadian Forestry Service Western Forest Products Laboratory, 6620 N.W. Marine Drive, Vancouver, B.C., Canada V6T 1X2

Publication date: 1979-03-01

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