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Saligna Eucalyptus Growth in a Five-Year-Old Spacing Study in Hawaii

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Abstract:

Saligna eucalyptus trees planted at spacings of 8 by 8 feet, 10 by 10 feet, 12 by 12 feet, and 14 by 14 feet have all made very rapid height and diameter growth. In five years, trees in all spacings averaged over 72 feet in height, dominant and codominant trees averaged over 85 feet. Diameter growth rate, unlike height growth rate, increased with spacing. Average d.b.h. ranged from 6.2 inches in the 8- by 8-foot spacing to 7.9 inches in the 14- by 14-foot spacing. For the same spacings the average d.b.h. of the dominant and codominant trees was 7.5 and 8.9 inches, respectively.

Document Type: Journal Article

Affiliations: Division of Timber Management Research, U. S. Forest Service, Washington, D. C.

Publication date: April 1, 1969

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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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