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Stem Volume and Site Index Equations for European Larch in Maine

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Stem analysis data collected from 101 sample trees located in 12 plantations established between 1930 and 1982 throughout central Maine were used to develop total and merchantable stem volume prediction equations, and site index prediction equations for plantation-grown European larch. The inside bark merchantable volume equation (4 in. top dob and 12 ft minimum merchantable bole) using a weighted combined variable was very similar to one for Japanese larch in Pennsylvania. Site index curves from this study were identical to those developed in southern New York and New England below a breast height (bh) age of 20 yr; after bh age 20, our curves predicted increasingly greater height growth and show a 6-12 ft superiority in height at a bh age of 50. North. J. Appl. For. 10(2):70-74.

Document Type: Journal Article

Affiliations: Department of Forest Management, University of Maine, Orono, ME 04469

Publication date: June 1, 1993

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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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