Journal article

Critical period of interspecific competition for four northern conifers: 10-year growth response and associated vegetation dynamics

Robert G Wagner, Andrew P Robinson

CANADIAN JOURNAL OF FOREST RESEARCH | CANADIAN SCIENCE PUBLISHING | Published : 2006

Abstract

The influence of the timing and duration of interspecific competition on planted jack pine (Pinus banksiana Lamb.), red pine (Pinus resinosa Ait.), eastern white pine (Pinus strobus L.), and black spruce (Picea mariana (Mill.) BSP) was assessed using 10-year growth responses in a northern Ontario experiment. Stand volume was 117%, 208%, 224%, and 343% higher for jack pine, red pine, white pine, and black spruce, respectively, with 5 years of vegetation control than with no vegetation control. Stand volume increased linearly with number of years of vegetation control, and the slope of the relationship varied among conifer species. Change-point regression analysis was used to derive segmented ..

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