Accession Number : AD0286263

Title :   SPECIFIC GRAVITY VARIATION IN MISSISSIPPI PINES

Corporate Author : FOREST PRODUCTS LAB MADISON WIS

Personal Author(s) : WHEELER,P.R. ; MITCHELL,H.L.

Report Date : JUL 1962

Pagination or Media Count : 1

Abstract : A systematic increment core sampling of the pine population of Mississippi, taken in connection with the third Forest Survey of that State, provided information on the pattern of geographic variation in specific gravity, and on some of the factors that affect specific gravity. There is a broadly diagonal trend of increasing specific gravity from northwest to southeast that is correlated with warm-season rainfall. Of the other factors studied, the reciprocal of age has the most significant effect on specific gravity. Next in order of significance above the 5% levelARE: Age, diameter, volume, diameter/age, and basal area. (Author)

Descriptors :   *TREES, SAMPLING

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE