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Notes: Rapid Determination of Southern Pine Specific Gravity with a Pilodyn Tester

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A Pilodyn Wood Tester was used to estimate the specific gravity of 21-year-old, plantation-grown, loblolly pine. The Pilodyn values (depth of penetration of a spring-powered pin) were correlated with wood specific gravity. The procedure has potential for rapid determination of specific gravity of forest trees. Forest Sci. 27:59-61.

Keywords: Pinus taeda

Document Type: Miscellaneous

Affiliations: Assistant Director, Forest Products Laboratory, Mississippi State University, P.O. Drawer FP, Mississippi State, MS 39762

Publication date: 1981-03-01

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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.
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