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Technical and Scientific Reports: Specific Gravity As Affected by Rate of Growth Within Sprout Clumps of Black Cherry

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The effects of age and genetic character on variation in specific gravity of black cherry were eliminated by sampling stems of the same age but of different size from individual sprout clumps. Diameter of stem and consequently rate of growth had no significant effect on specific gravity. There was a marked decrease in specific gravity within stems from near the pith toward the bark through the thirtieth ring. When rings per inch and specific gravity were correlated irrespective of position in stem, a significant correlation coefficient resulted. Within five-year increments, however, the correlation between rate of growth and specific gravity was very slight.

Document Type: Journal Article

Affiliations: Associate Professor of Wood Science, West Virginia University, Morgantown

Publication date: March 1, 1967

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