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An Individual-Tree Growth and Yield Prediction System for Even-Aged Natural Shortleaf Pine Forests

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The development of a system of equations that model the growth and development of even-aged natural shortleaf (Pinus echinata Mill.) pine forests is described. The growth prediction system is a distance-independent individual-tree simulator containing equations that predict basal-area growth, survival, total and merchantable heights, and total and merchantable volumes for shortleaf pine trees. These equations were combined into a computer simulation program that predicts future states of shortleaf pine stands from initial stand descriptions. Comparisons of observed and predicted ending stand conditions in shortleaf pine research plots indicate the simulator makes acceptable forecasts of final stand attributes. South. J. Appl. For. 23(4):203-211.
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Document Type: Journal Article

Affiliations: (Deceased), Southern Research Station, University of Arkansas at Monticello, P.O. Box 3516, UAM Monticello, AR 71656-3516

Publication date: 01 November 1999

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