- Taras, Michael A.
Division of Forest Utilization Research, Southeastern Forest Experiment Station, Asheville, N.C.
- Wahlgren, Harold E.
Division of Wood Quality Research, Forest Products Laboratory, Madison, Wis
The purpose of the cooperative study reported here between the Southeastern Forest Experiment Station and the Forest Products Laboratory was to develop information on tree-increment core specific gravity relationships. The study was designed to show the relationships between tree specific gravity and (1) the specific gravity of only a part of a single increment core, (2) the specific gravity of one whole increment core, (3) the specific gravity of the average of several increment cores, and (4) other tree characteristics such as age, diameter, tree volume, and height.