Title

Estimating Leaf Area of Abies lasiocarpa Across Ranges of Stand Density and Site Quality

Document Type

Article

Journal/Book Title/Conference

Canadian Jorunal of Forest Research

Publication Date

1989

Volume

19

Issue

7

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.

Comments

Originally published by the National Research Council - Canada. Abstract available through remote link. Subscription required to access article fulltext.

First Page

930

Last Page

932

DOI

10.1139/x89-141