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dc.contributor.authorAntony, Finto
dc.date.accessioned2014-03-04T02:25:49Z
dc.date.available2014-03-04T02:25:49Z
dc.date.issued2006-12
dc.identifier.otherantony_finto_200612_ms
dc.identifier.urihttp://purl.galileo.usg.edu/uga_etd/antony_finto_200612_ms
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10724/23584
dc.description.abstractThere has been an increased interest in mid-rotation application of fertilizer in loblolly pine (Pinus taeda L.) plantation management. However concerns have arisen about the quality of wood produced following the fertilizer application. Increment cores were collected at six height levels of thirty-two trees from a thinned, fertilized stand located on lower Coastal Plain of North Carolina. The fertilization treatments selected for this study were: 1) No Nitrogen +25lb/acre of Phosphorous 2)100lb/acre of Nitrogen + 25lb/acre Phosphorous 3) 200lb/acre of Nitrogen +25lb/acre of Phosphorous 4)300lb/acre of Nitrogen + 25lb/acre of Phosphorous. Mechanical, physical and anatomical properties were measured from pith to bark and for the three years following fertilization to examine for any significant effects of fertilization on these wood properties. A three dimensional prediction equation was developed for stiffness which explains the radial and longitudinal pattern of stiffness variation within a tree. Attempts were made to develop mathematical function for stiffness responses that occurred following fertilization.
dc.languageeng
dc.publisheruga
dc.rightspublic
dc.subjectLOBLOLLY PINE
dc.subjectFERTILIZATION
dc.subjectSTIFFNESS
dc.subjectINTENSIVE SILVICULTURE
dc.titleModeling the effect of fertilization on wood properties of loblolly pine (Pinus taeda L.)
dc.typeThesis
dc.description.degreeMS
dc.description.departmentForest Resources
dc.description.majorForest Resources
dc.description.advisorRichard F. Daniels
dc.description.committeeRichard F. Daniels
dc.description.committeeAlexander Clark
dc.description.committeeLaurence R. Schimleck


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