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Northeastern Forest Survey Site Index Equations and Site Productivity Classes

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The Forest Inventory and Analysis project of the Northeastern Forest Experiment Station estimates site productivity as part of its survey of the forest resources. Site productivity is defined as the growth rate of a fully stocked stand at the age of maximum mean annual increment. It is assumed that site productivity is related to site index and can be estimated from it. Polymorphic site index equations for 19 species found in the Northeast are presented for use in determining site productivity class. The equations were developed from existing site index tables or equations and are intended to facilitate the analysis of forest growth and potential productivity. North. J. Appl. For. 3:144-148, Dec. 1986.

Document Type: Journal Article

Affiliations: Graduate Student, Mathematics Department, University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH 03824

Publication date: December 1, 1986

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  • Each regional journal of applied forestry focuses on research, practice, and techniques targeted to foresters and allied professionals in specific regions of the United States and Canada. The Northern Journal of Applied Forestry covers northeastern, midwestern, and boreal forests in the United States and Canada.
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