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Ecologically based site index curves and tables for major Alberta tree species

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Description

This document presents ecologically based, reference-age invariant polymorphic height growth and site index models for major Alberta tree species. The models were developed using tree sectioning data from dominant and codominant trees. They can be used to predict the following: 1. Tree height from site index and breast height age, 2. site index from tree height and breast height age, 3. years needed for a tree to grow to a specified height, 4. height growth intercept. Since the models were fitted for the province as a whole and for groups of newly classified Natural Regions of Alberta, they can also be used to examine the regional differences of the height growth pattern. Relationships among breast height age, stump age and total age were also established so that compatible height growth and site index predictions can be made from any type of tree age. Tables and computer programs for predicting height growth and site index were prepared, along with a brief description of how to use them.

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Height-age relationship Polymorphic site index curves Trees ecosystem management stand productivity

Title and publication information

Type
Report
Extent

128 pages

Frequency

Once

Publisher / Creator Information

Publisher

Environmental Protection (1992-1999)

Contributor

Shongming Huang

Contributor

Stephen J. Titus

Contributor

Tom W. Lakusta

Place of Publication

Edmonton

Resource Dates

Date Created

1994-01-01

Date Added

2015-07-21T17:39:42.713105

Date Modified

1994-01-01

Date Issued

1994-01-01

Date Archived

2015-06-01

Audience information

Identifiers

ISBN (print)

0773213988

NEOS catalogue key

1622544

Local Identifier

T/307

Usage / Licence

Contact

Contact Name

Environment and Sustainable Resource Development