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Is Suppression a Possible Cause of Bird's-Eye in Sugar Maple?

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After a statistical analysis of the rate of growth and the presence of bird's-eye figure in maple, the author comes to the conclusion that bird's-eye figure is more prevalent in suppressed trees of virgin-growth stands which have grown slowly during the first century of their life, and that consequently much longer time would be required to grow trees containing bird's-eye figure than trees with plain wood.

Document Type: Journal Article

Affiliations: Junior Forester, Lake States Forest Experiment Station, St. Paul Minn.

Publication date: December 1, 1933

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