The Influences of Conventional and Low Density Thinning on Leaf Area Growth and Growing Space Relations of Eastern White Pine
- Guiterman, Christopher Henry
University of Maine Graduate School
Despite the commercial importance and widespread management of eastern white pine (Pinus strobus L.) in the Northeast, surprisingly little is known about the effects of thinning on even-aged stand development. To address this, patterns of leaf area, bole form, volume growth, and growth efficiency--defined as volume increment per unit leaf area--were examined over a 17 year period within a thinning study in central Maine designed to compare the conventional B-line and low density thinning regimes.
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