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Tree Volume and Taper of Loblolly Pine Varies by Stand Origin

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Stem analysis data were used to examine volume, height-dbh, form and taper relationships for loblolly pine (Pinus taeda L.) trees grown in unthinned old-field plantations, cutover-site plantations, and natural stands. Results showed significant differences in volume, height-dbh, tree form and taper relationships for loblolly pine grown in stands from these three origins. Thus, in order to accurately predict total and merchantable volumes as well as upper stem diameters and heights, forest managers should apply separate volume and taper equations for each stand class. South. J. Appl. For. 11(4):185-189.
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Document Type: Journal Article

Affiliations: Department of Forestry, VPI&SU, Blacksburg, VA 24061

Publication date: 1987-11-01

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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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