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Trend Towards Normality of Stocking for Second Growth Loblolly Pine Stands

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Whereas normal yield tables are accepted as the basis for predicting yields in even-aged forests their use often leads to incorrect results. They presuppose a stationary normality of stocking, a condition which does not prevail in nature, as proven by several writers. The purpose of this paper is to develop the theory that second-growth stands of loblolly pine have a measurable trend towards normality of stocking, with increasing age. The theory is developed from data of temporary sample plots and upheld by data from permanent sample plots.

Document Type: Journal Article

Affiliations: Research assistant, Wood Technology, Duke School of Forestry, Durham, N. C.

Publication date: March 1, 1943

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