Total and Partial Stand-Level Yield Prediction for Loblolly and Slash Pine Plantations in East Texas

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Observations from East Texas Pine Plantation Research Project permanent plots in loblolly (Pinus taeda L.) and slash (Pinus elliottii Engelm.) pine plantations throughout East Texas were utilized to develop methods to estimate stand-level yield values. Predicted yields are volume in cubic feet and green weight in pounds. Predictor variables for total yield are plantation age, site index (base age 25 yr) and surviving trees per acre. Partial yield is derived using total yield and plantation quadratic mean diameter in conjunction with specified threshold dbh and upper stem dob values. Expected total yield per acre is converted to partial yield per acre by considering combinations of threshold dbh and upper stem dob values. For each combination, total yield per acre is reduced by a proportional value to estimate a partial yield per acre. South. J. Appl. For. 20(1):36-41.

Document Type: Journal Article

Affiliations: College of Forestry, SFASU, Nacogdoches, TX 75962-6109

Publication date: February 1, 1996

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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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