Site Index Evaluations in a 100-Year-Old Eastern White Pine Plantation at the Biltmore Estate, NC

  • Authors: McNab, W. Henry; Ritter, Brian A.
  • Publication Year: 1999
  • Publication Series: Miscellaneous Publication
  • Source: Paper presented at the Tenth Biennial Southern Silvicultural Research Conference, Shreveport. LA, February 16-18, 1999.

Abstract

The precision of these equations for estimating site index and the effects of four topographic variables on total height were evaluated in a 1.6-acre planted stand of 100-year-old eastern white pines (Pinus strobus L.) on the Biltmore Estate near Asheville, NC. A polymorphic site index equation developed for the Southern Appalachian Mountains was only slightly more precise than a polymorphic equation developed for New Hampshire and an anamorphic equation developed for Wisconsin. A regression model that induded age alone explained 72 percent of variation assodated with stand total height. The inclusion of four significant topographic variables increased the explained variation to 91 percent.

  • Citation: McNab, W. Henry; Ritter, Brian A. 1999. Site Index Evaluations in a 100-Year-Old Eastern White Pine Plantation at the Biltmore Estate, NC. Paper presented at the Tenth Biennial Southern Silvicultural Research Conference, Shreveport. LA, February 16-18, 1999.
  • Posted Date: April 1, 1980
  • Modified Date: August 22, 2006
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