Improving Tree Age Estimates Derived from Increment Cores: A Case Study of Red Pine
Abstract:Accurate tree ages are critical to a range of forestry and ecological studies. However, ring counts from increment cores, if not corrected for the years between the root collar and coring height, can produce sizeable age errors. The magnitude of errors is influenced by both the height at which the core is extracted and the growth rate. We destructively sampled saplings and small trees of red pine (
Document Type: Research Article
Publication date: 2011-04-01
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