Title

The effects of silviculture on the wood properties of southern pine

Advisor

Grebner, Donald

Committee Member

Belli, Keith L.

Committee Member

Shultz, Tor

Committee Member

Shmulsky, Rubin

Date of Degree

8-1-2007

Original embargo terms

MSU Only Indefinitely

Document Type

Graduate Thesis - Open Access

Degree Name

Master of Science

College

College of Forest Resources

Abstract

The ability to predict wood properties would aid in the growing of southern pine timber for specific end uses. Three wood properties, specific gravity, shrinkage, and knottiness, were chosen as the focus of this study. Silvicultural studies focusing on southern pine management were researched for any information on their impacts on wood properties. The information from silvicultural studies was then used to evaluate growth and yield models for ease of adaptation to predict wood properties. The information necessary to predict all wood properties is not currently available. Although, specific gravity has significantly more information available than the other properties and it is probably the most predictable.

URI

https://hdl.handle.net/11668/16305

Comments

Growth and Yield Models||Silviculture||Wood Properties

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