An evaluation of the uniform stress hypothesis based on stem geometry in selected North American conifers

@article{Dean2002AnEO,
  title={An evaluation of the uniform stress hypothesis based on stem geometry in selected North American conifers},
  author={Thomas J. Dean and Scott. Roberts and Daniel. Gilmore and Douglas A. Maguire and James Neal Long and Kevin L. O'Hara and Robert S. Seymour},
  journal={Trees},
  year={2002},
  volume={16},
  pages={559-568}
}
The uniform stress hypothesis of stem formation was evaluated by comparing stem taper of Abies balsamea, Abies lasiocarpa, Picea rubens, Pinus contorta, Pinus elliottii, Pinus palustris, Pinus ponderosa, Pinus taeda, and Pseudotsuga menziesii to the taper expected if stems develop to uniformly distribute bending stress. The comparison was conducted by… CONTINUE READING