- Naoumov, Alexei Georgi
University of Maine Graduate School
The evidence derived from several studies of mixed forests seemed to support the idea that the variation in spruce fir growth and yield in mixed, poletimber-sized spruce fir northern hardwood stands of Northern Maine might be explained in part by the difference in density and proportion of hardwood admixture among those stands. It was hypothesized that the data collected during the fourth forest inventory of the state of Maine in 1995 and known as the Eastwide Data Base (EWDB) would be sufficient to detect and evaluate the influence of hardwoods on spruce-fir growth and yield. This study represents an attempt to test this hypothesis.