Development of biomass proportions in Norway spruce (Picea abies [L.] Karst.)

  title={Development of biomass proportions in Norway spruce (Picea abies [L.] Karst.)},
  author={Anu M. Kantola and Annikki M{\"a}kel{\"a}},
This study tests the hypotheses that (1) the above-ground structure of Norway spruce (Picea abies [L] Karst.) is derivable from the functional balance theory, and that (2) crown ratio is a key source of structural variation in trees of different age and social position. Twenty-nine trees were measured in three stands (young, middle-aged, and mature), with three thinning treatments (unthinned, normal, and intensive) in the two older stands. There was a strong linear relationship between the… CONTINUE READING