Growth, suppression, death, and self-pruning of branches of Scots pine in southern and central Finland

@inproceedings{Mkinen1999GrowthSD,
  title={Growth, suppression, death, and self-pruning of branches of Scots pine in southern and central Finland},
  author={Harri M{\"a}kinen},
  year={1999}
}
Branch development of Scots pine (Pinus sylvestris L.) was studied in 19 thinning experiments in southern and central Finland. Data were collected from 229 trees on sites of different fertility with different stand density, age, and canopy position. Stem sections that included the thickest branch or knot of the whorl were sawn out from the whorls below the lowest living and dead whorl. The stem sections were dissected and the years of birth, suppression, death, and occlusion of the branches… CONTINUE READING

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