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Red Pine Plantation Biomass Exceeds Sugar Maple on Northern Hardwood Sites

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Red pine (Pinus resinosa Ait.) less than 40 years old and planted on former northern hardwood sites in Michigan produced more volume, dry weight biomass, and mean annual growth than adjacent naturally established sugar maple (Acer saccharum Marsh.) stands approximately twice as old. Intensive management of red pine would increase volume and fiber production on some lands presently supporting second-growth maple.
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Document Type: Journal Article

Affiliations: Associate Professor, Department of Forestry, Michigan Technological University, Houghton

Publication date: 1978-01-01

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