Wood Density Variation Among Six Longleaf Pine Seed Sources Grown in Virginia
Abstract:Longleaf pine from six seed sources was grown in Virginia and examined for specific gravity differences after eight growing seasons. One seed source from Florida had significantly lower specific gravity than other sources tested, and was less frost resistant. Although data indicated a racial difference in specific gravity, a valid conclusion cannot be made in view of a confounding with incompatible environment. It is possible that differences in frost resistance existing in this plantation may have caused, or were associated with, specific gravity differences observed in the study. When the Florida seed source was omitted from the analysis of variance, there was no significant difference in specific gravity of five seed sources.
Document Type: Journal Article
Affiliations: Project Leader, Forestry Sciences Laboratory, Southeastern Forest Expt. Sta., Forest Service, U. S. Dept. Agric., Athens, Ga.
Publication date: 1966-07-01
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