External Features Correlated with Top Rot in Appalachian Oaks
Abstract:The amount of top or trunk rot was found to be correlated with the number of rotten branch stubs, surface injuries, and blind knots on the bole. Based upon the presence of these external indications of decay, trees were divided into five classes. The average volume of top rot cull in the trees of each class is given. This classification should aid the timber marker in deciding which trees are good risks to leave for future cuts. The relation of top rot to tree age is also brought out.
Document Type: Journal Article
Affiliations: Appalachian Forest Experiment Station
Publication date: 1940-11-01
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