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Allometric relationships between stem variables and leaf area in planted Eucalyptus nitens and naturally regenerating Acacia dealbata

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Hunt, MA and Beadle, CL and Cherry, ML, Allometric relationships between stem variables and leaf area in planted Eucalyptus nitens and naturally regenerating Acacia dealbata, New Zealand Journal of Forestry Science, 29, (2) pp. 289-300. ISSN 0048-0134 (1999) [Refereed Article]

Abstract

Allometric relationships between stem variables and leaf area were determined for plantation Eucalyptus nitens (Deane et Maiden) Maiden and competing Acacia dealbata Link in 8-year-old and 4-year-old stands. Both cross-sectional area and sapwood area were considered at crown break and breast height. Whilst all four stem variables could be used to calculate tree leaf area adequately, proximity of the stem measurement to crown break was found to be more important than the choice of sapwood area or cross-sectional area in determining the closeness of the derived allometric relationship. When the relationship between sapwood area at crown break and leaf area was used, a single equation was suitable for predictive purposes across treatments for each species.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Biological Sciences
Research Group:Plant Biology
Research Field:Plant Physiology
Objective Division:Plant Production and Plant Primary Products
Objective Group:Forestry
Objective Field:Hardwood Plantations
Author:Hunt, MA (Professor Mark Hunt)
Author:Beadle, CL (Dr Christopher Beadle)
Author:Cherry, ML (Mrs Maria Cherry)
ID Code:17769
Year Published:1999
Deposited By:Plant Science
Deposited On:1999-08-01
Last Modified:2000-05-22
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