Regional Specific Gravity Values for Plantation Grown Loblolly Pine in the Southeastern United States
Abstract:Breast height increment cores from approximately 2,500 trees were utilized to characterize regional differences in wood specific gravity of loblolly pine grown in plantations east of the Mississippi River. Four regions were evident for mature wood specific gravity, while only two regions were satisfactory for juvenile wood specific gravity. Specific gravity values were statistically related to the age of the tree at the time of sampling, although regression equations relating specific gravity to age had low predictive value. Factors other than age, including genetic differences, contribute to variation among trees within a region. Forest Sci. 27:801-807.
Document Type: Journal Article
Affiliations: Associate Director, N.C. State University Industry Tree Improvement Cooperative, Department of Forestry, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC 27650
Publication date: 1981-12-01
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