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Testing site index-site factor relationships for predicting lodgepole pine and interior spruce productivity in central British Columbia

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Title: Testing site index-site factor relationships for predicting lodgepole pine and interior spruce productivity in central British Columbia
Author: Klinka, Karel; Kayahara, Gordon J.; Chourmouzis, Christine
Subject Keywords Forest productivity;Forest soils;Interior spruce;Lodgepole pine;Site quality;Site index;Sub-boreal spruce
Issue Date: 1998
Publicly Available in cIRcle 2008-04-23
Publisher Forest Sciences Department, University of British Columbia
Series/Report no. Scientia Silvica extension series, 1209-952X, no. 18
Abstract: Knowledge of the potential productivity of a tree species becomes especially important when timber production is the primary management objective. However, direct determination of potential productivity is often not possible. For example, in situations where the site is unstocked, stocked with trees unsuitable for productivity measurement, or stocked with species other than the one of interest. In these cases, an indirect estimate using known characteristics of the site itself is required. Such estimates were made using regression to model site index with indirect measures of site quality for lodgepole pine (Pinus contorta) and interior spruce (Picea engelmannii × P. glauca) in the Sub-Boreal Spruce (SBS) zone of central BC. We tested the utility of these productivity relationship models for predicting the site index of lodgepole pine and interior spruce (Kayahara et al. accepted for publication).
Affiliation: Forest Sciences, Dept of
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2429/767
Peer Review Status: Peer-Reviewed

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