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Estimating Site Quality of Young Red Pine Plantations by Growth Intercept Methods

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Five growth intercept measurements were correlated with site index of red pine plantations in the northern Lakes States. The growth intercept variables were obtained by direct field measurement or indirectly through interpolation of stem analysis data. Growth intercepts represented both time (age in years) and distance (height in feet) measurements. Growth intercepts representing time and the age at breast height are not recommended for use in young red pine plantations. The amount of height growth in the first five annual whorls above 5 and 8 ft were good predictors of site index. North. J. Appl. For. 5:91-93, June 1988.

Document Type: Journal Article

Affiliations: School of Forestry and Wood Products, Michigan Technological University, Houghton, Michigan 49931

Publication date: 1988-06-01

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