Variability of selected wood characteristics in 40 half-sib families of black spruce (Picea mariana)

@article{Zhang2004VariabilityOS,
  title={Variability of selected wood characteristics in 40 half-sib families of black spruce (Picea mariana)},
  author={Shu Yan Zhang and Zehui Jiang},
  journal={Wood Science and Technology},
  year={2004},
  volume={32},
  pages={71-82}
}
Based on 15-year-old black spruce (Picea mariana) trees from 40 half-sib families sampled from 9 blocks of a family test in New Brunswick, this study examined intertree and intratree variation in various wood density and ring width characteristics. Of various variance components of the intertree variation, a remarkable variance component due to family was found in wood density characteristics (viz. average wood density, average earlywood density and latewood density of the tree), and these… CONTINUE READING