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Estimating Leaf Area of Abies lasiocarpa Across Ranges of Stand Density and Site Quality
Canadian Jorunal of Forest Research
  • James N Long
  • Frederick W Smith
Document Type
Article
Publication Date
1-1-1989
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Abstract
For a given species, differences in the relation between leaf area and sapwood cross-sectional area at breast height have been attributed to the effects of varying stand density and site quality. When leaf area of Abieslasiocarpa (Hook.) Nutt. is estimated as a function of sapwood cross-sectional area at breast height and distance from breast height to the midpoint of the crown, the apparent effects of stand density and site quality are eliminated. A comparison of these results with those for Pinuscontorta Dougl. suggests this model form should provide unbiased estimates of leaf area for a variety of species and stand conditions.
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DOI
10.1139/x89-141
Citation Information
Long, J.N. and F.W. Smith (1989). Estimating leaf area of Abies lasiocarpa across ranges of stand density and site quality. Can. J. For. Res. 19(7):930-932.