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Juvenile-Mature Correlations in Pinaceae and Implications for Early Selection

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Juvenile-mature correlations in the literature were analyzed and found to be more predictable than may have been expected by those who have dealt with them. Age-age correlations except those involving very young ages, usually 1-3 years, can be estimated with reasonable accuracy by a single regression equation which applied to several species and studies. Applicability of the equation to genetic test situations may be possible. After predicting age-age correlations, optimum selection age was estimated for several economic rotations. These ages for 30- and 40-year economic rotations were 6 and 8 years respectively for the conditions specified. Forest Sci. 26:571-580.

Keywords: Age-age correlations; early selection; gain per year

Document Type: Journal Article

Affiliations: Weyerhaeuser Company, Southern Forestry Research Center, Hot Springs, Arkansas

Publication date: December 1, 1980

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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.

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