Compatible Basal Area and Diameter Distribution Models for Thinned Loblolly Pine Plantations in Santa Catarina, Brazil

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A simultaneous basal area growth and yield model based on diameter percentiles is developed. It is suggested that the diameter distribution percentiles essentially provide a description of the past stand history. The subsequent growth of a thinned or unthinned stand is affected by the shape and position of the diameter distribution percentiles. A noniterative technique is demonstrated for recovering the Weibull distribution parameters and generating a diameter distribution consistent with basal area. For. Sci. 33(1):43-51.

Keywords: Pinus taeda; Weibull; crown ratio; projection equations; thinning types

Document Type: Journal Article

Affiliations: Professor of Forest Biometrics, School of Forest Resources, University of Georgia, Athens, GA 30602

Publication date: March 1, 1987

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