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Spacing and Twelve-Year Growth of Slash Pine

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Comparison at age 12 of eight spacings of old-field planted slash pine (Pinus elliottii Engelm.) shows average tree diameter is positively correlated with spacing. Through the seventh year relationship is linear; beginning in the eighth and intensifying through the twelfth year the relationship is curvilinear. Beginning with the eleventh year, tree height is positively correlated with spacing, although the trend is not entirely consistent. There is a positive curvilinear relationship between crown ratio and spacing. Configuration--square versus rectangular spacings--has not affected diameter growth; merchantable cubic volume yield does not yet show a clear relationship to spacing.

Document Type: Journal Article

Affiliations: Research Forester, Southeastern Forest Expt. Sta., Forest Service, U. S. Dept. Agric., Cordele, Ga.

Publication date: December 1, 1965

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  • The Journal of Forestry is the most widely circulated scholarly forestry journal in the world. In print since 1902, the Journal has received several national awards for excellence. The mission of the Journal of Forestry is to advance the profession of forestry by keeping forest management professionals informed about significant developments and ideas in the many facets of forestry: economics, education and communication, entomology and pathology, fire, forest ecology, geospatial technologies, history, international forestry, measurements, policy, recreation, silviculture, social sciences, soils and hydrology, urban and community forestry, utilization and engineering, and wildlife management. The Journal is published bimonthly: January, March, May, July, September, and November.
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