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This bulletin reports on a study that evaluated the relationship of red spruce tree growth to various tree and stand conditions. Some of the tree characteristics selected for this study were initial dbh., live crown length, total height, total age at dbh, and the periodic basal area growth five years prior to partial cutting. Stand conditions that were considered included basal area per acre and the number of trees per acre, since both are relative measures of the competition between trees on any given area. The relationships between these factors would be useful in assessing the potential of any given tree or group of trees.
Maine Agricultural Experiment Station
red spruce, stand characteristics, Maine
Bowen Jr., A.T. 1977. The relation of tree and stand characteristics to basal area growth of red spruce trees in partially cut stands in eastern Maine. Maine Agricultural Experiment Station Bulletin 627.