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dc.contributor.authorAkers, Katherine Madison
dc.date.accessioned2014-03-04T20:23:23Z
dc.date.available2014-03-04T20:23:23Z
dc.date.issued2011-12
dc.identifier.otherakers_katherine_m_201112_ms
dc.identifier.urihttp://purl.galileo.usg.edu/uga_etd/akers_katherine_m_201112_ms
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10724/27658
dc.description.abstractExisting cultural intensity x planting density research installations were utilized to examine stem, crown, and growth attributes at ages 12 and 13 and during the 13th growing season in non-thinned and thinned loblolly pine plantations. Results showed that individual tree and stand-level stem and crown characteristics differed significantly by planting density, while differences between cultural intensities were minimal. This result suggests that at this stage of stand development, light limitations due to high stocking have a greater influence on growth than soil nutrient limitations for the loblolly pine plantations analyzed in this study. Interestingly, individual trees of a given DBH had similar crown characteristics regardless of the silvicultural treatments they received. For these stands, knowledge of DBH distribution appears to be a sufficient modeling tool regardless of past cultural or planting density treatment. Future research should include long-term analysis of these trends.
dc.languageeng
dc.publisheruga
dc.rightspublic
dc.subjectLoblolly pine
dc.subjectCrown
dc.subjectPlanting density
dc.subjectCulture
dc.subjectThinning
dc.subjectGrowth efficiency
dc.subjectRadiation
dc.titleEffects of planting density and cultural intensity on individual tree- and stand-level crown, stem, and growth characteristics of non-thinned and thinned loblolly pine plantations at ages 12 and 13 and during the 13th growing season in the Upper Coastal P
dc.typeThesis
dc.description.degreeMS
dc.description.departmentDaniel B. Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources
dc.description.majorForest Resources
dc.description.advisorMichael Kane
dc.description.committeeMichael Kane
dc.description.committeeDehai Zhao
dc.description.committeeRobert O. Teskey
dc.description.committeeRichard Daniels


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