Missing growth rings at the trunk base in suppressed balsam fir saplings

@inproceedings{Parent2002MissingGR,
  title={Missing growth rings at the trunk base in suppressed balsam fir saplings},
  author={Sylvain Parent and Hubert Morin and Christian Messier},
  year={2002}
}
Numerous researchers have suggested a causal relationship between low leaf biomass in suppressed trees and the lack of radial growth at the base of the trunk. The objective of this study was to verify this relationship with suppressed balsam fir (Abies balsamea (L.) Mill.) saplings found growing in an old-growth fir stand. A total of 29 saplings varying in… CONTINUE READING