New Zealand Journal of Forestry Science

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List of Papers (Total 113)

Field performance of various Pinus radiata breeding families established on a drought-prone site in central Chile

Background Pinus radiata D.Don is in its third generation of selective breeding on contrasting site types in central Chile, creating interest in its responses to selection and any differential adaptation to site types. We studied the phenotypic variability of growth traits, survival and six ecophysiological traits in 30 open- and control-pollinated families, representing two ...

Developing a framework for growth modelling in a managed southern black beech forest

Background A model of individual tree growth using simple predictors in a managed black beech (Fuscospora solandri (Hook.f.) Heenan & Smissen) forest could provide a useful tool for predicting future stand characteristics. Methods Data from permanent sample plots were used to develop a framework for modelling individual tree growth in Woodside forest, a managed black beech forest ...

Use of upper stem diameters in a polynomial taper equation for New Zealand radiata pine: an evaluation

Background Polynomial taper models are the tree profile equation types that are most commonly used to describe stem profiles of New Zealand radiata pine (Pinus radiata D.Don). Among these equations are model forms that include an upper stem diameter measurement as a predictor. Such taper functions may be more costly to use given the need to measure the additional stem diameter. ...