Family and spacing affect stem profile of loblolly pine at age 19

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  • Authors: Adams, Joshua P.; Land, Samuel B.; Matney, Thomas G.
  • Publication Year: 2006
  • Publication Series: Miscellaneous Publication
  • Source: Gen. Tech. Rep. SRS-92. Asheville, NC: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Southern Research Station. pp. 296-300

Abstract

Profile measurements were taken on a stratified sample of 19-year-old trees from 8 North Carolina families and a commercial Mississippi-Alabama check established at 3 spacings (5 x 5, 8 x 8, and 10 x 10 feet). Measurements were first fitted on a single profile equation using multiple-regression. Data were also segregated by family, spacing, and family-byspacing and fitted on the equation. These new model types were tested using the reduction-sum-of-squares principle. Stem volumes were calculated using the different model types and compared. A significant decrease of error was obtained from the reduction-sum-of-squares method, indicating that accuracy of stem-volume estimation can be increased by accounting for family and spacing in the profile equation.

  • Citation: Adams, Joshua P.; Land, Samuel B., Jr.; Matney, Thomas G. 2006. Family and spacing affect stem profile of loblolly pine at age 19. Gen. Tech. Rep. SRS-92. Asheville, NC: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Southern Research Station. pp. 296-300
  • Posted Date: June 16, 2006
  • Modified Date: May 15, 2007
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