publication . Article . 2017

Allometry of Sapwood Depth in Five Boreal Trees

M. Rebeca Quiñonez-Piñón; Caterina Valeo;
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  • Published: 01 Nov 2017 Journal: Forests (issn: 1999-4907, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: MDPI AG
Abstract
This paper analyzes sapwood variability and allometry within individuals of Populus tremuloides, Pinus contorta, Pinus banksiana, Picea mariana, and Picea glauca. Outside bark diameter at breast height (DBH) and sapwood depth (sd) in four cardinal directions were measured in individuals in stands in Alberta and Saskatchewan, Canada. The microscopical analysis of wood anatomy was used to measure sd, and the error associated with the measures was observed. Sapwood allometry analyses examined the influence of DBH on sd and on sapwood area (SA). All species were observed to have varying sapwood depths around the trunk with statistical analyses showing that Pinus ban...
Subjects
free text keywords: sapwood depth, sapwood area, intra-specific sapwood depth variation, tree allometry, allometric correlations, Populus tremuloides, Pinus contorta, Pinus banksiana, Picea mariana, Picea glauca, Plant ecology, QK900-989
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