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Tapani Haapanen, Pertti Hari, Seppo Kellomäki

Effect of fertilization and thinning on radial growth of Scots pine.

Haapanen T., Hari P., Kellomäki S. (1979). Effect of fertilization and thinning on radial growth of Scots pine. Silva Fennica vol. 13 no. 2 article id 5033. https://doi.org/10.14214/sf.a14890

Abstract

The radial growth of Scots pine (Pinus sylvestris L.) stands at the age 30–40 years was measured retrospectively five years after the fertilizing and thinning of the stands. The abrupt effect of fertilizing was culminated 3–4 years after the treatment. The effect of thinning increased throughout the monitoring period. In stands that had been both thinned and fertilized, the effect of thinning was covered almost entirely by the effect of fertilizing, but fertilizing and thinning gave greater response than applying fertilizer or thinning only. 

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Keywords
Scots pine; Pinus sylvestris; fertilization; thinning; radial growth

Published in 1979

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