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The Effects of Stand Density and Fertilization on Stand Development in Immature Coastal Douglas-fir

Author(s) or contact(s): R.E. Carter and R.K. Scagel
Source: Research Branch
Subject: Fertilization
Series: FRDA Report
Other details:  Published 1989. Hardcopy is available.


120 dominant and codominant trees were selected and felled in fertilized and unfertilized 0.33 ha treatment plots spaced to 500, 750, and 1000 stems per hectare in a 32 year-old stand of coastal Douglas-fir. The sampled stands were spaced and fertilized with 225 kg N/ha as urea in 1977. Stem analysis was used to examine height, diameter, and volume response. Possible changes in stem form resulting from treatment were examined and the accuracy, precision, and repeatability of measurements was determined.

FRDA Research Report 094 (1142 KB)

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