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Acta Forestalia Fennica vol. 29 no. 4 | 1925

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article id 7194, category Article
T. Heikkilä. (1925). Kasvututkimuksia Perä-Pohjolasta. Acta Forestalia Fennica vol. 29 no. 4 article id 7194.
English title: Growth studies in the northernmost Finland.
Original keywords: kuusi; Picea abies; mänty; Pinus sylvestris; arvokasvu; laatukasvu
English keywords: Norway spruce; Scots pine; value increment; quality increment; Perä-Pohjola
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There is little knowledge about the value increment of the stands that are about to become mature for felling. Sample plots were measured in Scots pine (Pinus sylvestris L.) and Norway spruce (Picea abies (L.) H. Karst.) stands in the most common forest site types in Rovaniemi, in northernmost Finland. Sample trees were chosen from dominant and codominant trees of the stand.

The value increments for the stands were generally very low. The average rotation of the studied stands would be 160 years. In the better forest site type, the increments of basal-area, volume and form height decrease slowly as the diameter of the tree increases. The value increment can give valuable information for intermediate fellings. They should be targeted mainly to large codominant trees and partly also in dominant trees that do not yet give logs, because their value increment is low.

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  • Heikkilä, E-mail: th@mm.unknown (email)

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