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Site Index of Red Pine in Relation to Soils and Topography in the Allegheny Plateau of Ohio

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Multiple regression equations using topographic and soil factors were developed for predicting height growth and site index for red pine planted on old-field sites in the unglaciated Western and Central Allegheny Plateau Regions of Ohio. Regression equations containing slope position and aspect combined with tree age accounted for 58% of the variation in heights of trees. Height growth increased with A soil horizon thickness, and adding that variable to equations increased the variation explained to 61%; conversely, growth decreased as clay content of the B soil horizon increased and adding that factor further increased the variation accounted for to 66%. North. J. Appl. For. 7:129-133, September 1990.

Document Type: Journal Article

Affiliations: Chemlawn Corp, Columbus, Ohio 43081

Publication date: September 1, 1990

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