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Predicting Mortality After Thinning in Old-field Loblolly Pine Plantations

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Four equations were compared for predicting mortality after thinning in old-field loblolly pine (Pinus taeda L.) plantations. The model selected is of the form: N2 = [N1a1 + a2(A2a3 - A1a3)] 1/a1 where N1 and N2 denote trees per acre at ages A1 and A2. Survival curves for thinned, old-field loblolly pine plantations in Coastal Plain and Piedmont Virginia are given.

Document Type: Journal Article

Affiliations: Thomas M. Brooks Professor, Department of Forestry, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, Virginia

Publication date: 1983-02-01

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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 Southern Journal of Applied Forestry covers an area from Virginia and Kentucky south to as far west as Oklahoma and east Texas.
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