Wood specific gravity and its radial variations: the many ways to make a tree

  title={Wood specific gravity and its radial variations: the many ways to make a tree},
  author={David M. Woodcock and A D Shier},
In a study of radial trends in specific gravity of ~100 individuals of six mixed-northern-hardwood-forest tree species, three species (Acer rubrum, Pinus strobus, and Betula papyrifera) showed radial increases and three species (Quercus rubrum, Tsuga canadensis, and Fagus grandifolia) radial decreases. Analysis of these data, together with a larger data set including both temperate and tropical tree species, focuses on relationship of radial trends to successional status, variation in inside… CONTINUE READING
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