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Allometry of Sapwood Depth in Five Boreal Trees

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dc.contributor.author Quiñonez-Piñón, M. Rebeca
dc.contributor.author Valeo, Caterina
dc.date.accessioned 2019-03-21T00:20:53Z
dc.date.available 2019-03-21T00:20:53Z
dc.date.copyright 2017 en_US
dc.date.issued 2017
dc.identifier.citation Quiñonez-Piñón, M. R. & Valeo, C. (2017). Allometry of sapwood depth in five boreal trees. Forests, 8(11), 457. DOI: 10.3390/f8110457 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/f8110457
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1828/10662
dc.description.abstract This paper analyzes sapwood variability and allometry within individuals of Populus tremuloides, Pinus contorta, Pinus banksiana, Picea mariana, and Picea glauca. Outside bark diameter at breast height (DBH) and sapwood depth (sd) in four cardinal directions were measured in individuals in stands in Alberta and Saskatchewan, Canada. The microscopical analysis of wood anatomy was used to measure sd, and the error associated with the measures was observed. Sapwood allometry analyses examined the influence of DBH on sd and on sapwood area (SA). All species were observed to have varying sapwood depths around the trunk with statistical analyses showing that Pinus banksiana has a well defined preference to grow thicker in the North-East side. The largest sd values were observed for the Populus tremuloides set. Unlike Populus tremuloides and Picea glauca, for the species Pinus contorta, Pinus banksiana, and Picea mariana, incremental growth in DBH does not directly drive sapwood growth in any direction. For these three species, SA increases only because of increases in DBH as sd remains nearly constant. These results show that sapwood depth and sapwood area seem to behave differently in each studied species and are not always proportional to the tree size as is normally assumed. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship The authors would like to thank Alberta Ingenuity Fund, The National Council of Science and Technology (CONACyT, Mexico), The Center for Environmental Engineering Research and Education (CEERE, University of Calgary), and The Autonomus Metropolitan University (UAM-Iztapalapa, Mexico) for funding this work. Thanks are also due to the Department of Geomatics Engineering and the Department of Biology (University of Calgary), the Kananaskis Field Station and their staff for in-kind contributions and assistance. Thanks are also due to field assistants Lynn D. Raaflab and D. M. McAllister. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Forests en_US
dc.subject sapwood depth en_US
dc.subject sapwood area en_US
dc.subject intra-specific sapwood depth variation en_US
dc.subject tree allometry en_US
dc.subject allometric correlations en_US
dc.subject Populus tremuloides en_US
dc.subject Pinus contorta en_US
dc.subject Pinus banksiana en_US
dc.subject Picea mariana en_US
dc.subject Picea glauca en_US
dc.title Allometry of Sapwood Depth in Five Boreal Trees en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.description.scholarlevel Faculty en_US
dc.description.reviewstatus Reviewed en_US


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