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Growth and Survival Functions for Three Planted Species in Northern Ontario

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As a prelude to modeling forest regeneration in Ontario, growth and survival equations were developed for black spruce, white spruce, and jack pine. Large data sets from 18 operational outplanting and 23 plantation assessments in northern Ontario were used to construct predictive equations. These regression equations were derived by first identifying the factors affecting plantation performance via stepwise regression analysis, and then developing nonlinear regression models expressing plantation growth and survival as a function of silvicultural practices, management options, site productivity, and age. Management options included the choice of species, stock type, and planting site, while silvicultural practices consisted of site preparation, season of planting, and release operations. North. J. Appl. For. 13(1):19-23.
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Document Type: Journal Article

Affiliations: Natural Resources Canada, Canadian Forest Service-Ontario, Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario P6A 5M7, Canada

Publication date: 1996-03-01

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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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