Full text of this article is only available in PDF format.

J. Ross (email), S. Kellomäki, P. Oker-Blom, V. Ross, L. Vilikainen

Architecture of Scots pine crown.

Ross J., Kellomäki S., Oker-Blom P., Ross V., Vilikainen L. (1986). Architecture of Scots pine crown. Silva Fennica vol. 20 no. 2 article id 5265. https://doi.org/10.14214/sf.a15444


Dimensions (length, width and thickness) of needles in crowns of young Scots pine (Pinus sylvestris L.) were found to be related linearly to each other. Similarly, the needle area was linearly correlated with the needle biomass. In the lower crown, needle length was linearly correlated with the length of the shoot, but in the upper crown needle length did not vary according to any regular pattern. Needle density was negatively correlated with shoot length. In the lower crown the needle density varied 20–40 cm-1 and in the upper crown 15– 20 cm-1. The increasing angle of aging needles seemed to be characteristic for Scots pine shoots.

The PDF includes an abstract in Finnish.

Pinus sylvestris; Scots pine; needle dimensions; shoot structure; phytometrical regressions

Published in 1986

Views 2520

Available at https://doi.org/10.14214/sf.a15444 | Download PDF

Creative Commons License CC BY-SA 4.0

Click this link to register to Silva Fennica.
Log in
If you are a registered user, log in to save your selected articles for later access.
Contents alert
Sign up to receive alerts of new content

Your selected articles
Your search results