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Site Index Curves for Loblolly Pine Plantations on Cutover Site-Prepared Lands

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Stem analysis data collected from dominant and codominant loblolly pine (Pinus taeda) trees in cutover, site-prepared plantations were used to develop site index curves. The data were collected over much of the natural range of loblolly pine. A separable differential equation which expresses height growth as a function of both height and age was used to develop the site index curves. These site index curves should be applicable to loblolly pine plantations on cutover, site-prepared lands through much of the South.ยน

Document Type: Journal Article

Affiliations: School of Forestry and Wildlife Resources, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg 24061

Publication date: 1985-08-01

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