Variation Within and Among Trees

  title={Variation Within and Among Trees},
  author={Bruce J. Zobel and Johannes P. van Buijtenen},
Perhaps the subject most widely studied in forestry with respect to wood is the variability within and among trees. Both are large; this provides an advantage to the forester for developing better wood, especially since inheritance patterns of wood properties are usually strong, and silvicultural practices can influence wood. However, it is a distinct disadvantage to the user who encounters problems in developing efficient methods for the manufacture of variable woods. Often the user of wood… CONTINUE READING