Development of growth and yield models for southern hardwoods: site index determinations

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  • Authors: McTague, John Paul; Robison, Daniel J.; O'Loughlin, David; Roise, Joseph; Kellison, Robert
  • Publication Year: 2006
  • Publication Series: General Technical Report (GTR)
  • Source: Gen. Tech. Rep. SRS-92. Asheville, NC: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Southern Research Station. pp. 319-321

Abstract

Growth and yield data from across 13 southern States, collected from 1967 to 2004 from fully-stocked even-aged southern hardwood forests on a variety of site types, was used to calculate site index curves. These derived curves provide an efficient means to evaluate the productivity-age relation which varies across many sites. These curves were derived for mixed-species and represent a substantial improvement over previously available curves of this nature. These site index curves will be used as a "productivity driver" in the development of growth and yield models for these forest types.

  • Citation: McTague, John Paul; Robison, Daniel J.; O''Loughlin, David; Roise, Joseph; Kellison, Robert. 2006. Development of growth and yield models for southern hardwoods: site index determinations. Gen. Tech. Rep. SRS-92. Asheville, NC: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Southern Research Station. pp. 319-321
  • Posted Date: June 17, 2006
  • Modified Date: August 22, 2006
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