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J. Ross, S. Kellomäki, P. Oker-Blom, V. Ross, L. Vilikainen

Architecture of Scots pine crown.

Ross J., Kellomäki S., Oker-Blom P., Ross V., Vilikainen L. (1986). Architecture of Scots pine crown. Silva Fennica vol. 20 no. 2 article id 5265. https://doi.org/10.14214/sf.a15444

Abstract

Dimensions (length, width and thickness) of needles in crowns of young Scots pine (Pinus sylvestris L.) were found to be related linearly to each other. Similarly, the needle area was linearly correlated with the needle biomass. In the lower crown, needle length was linearly correlated with the length of the shoot, but in the upper crown needle length did not vary according to any regular pattern. Needle density was negatively correlated with shoot length. In the lower crown the needle density varied 20–40 cm-1 and in the upper crown 15– 20 cm-1. The increasing angle of aging needles seemed to be characteristic for Scots pine shoots.

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Keywords
Pinus sylvestris; Scots pine; needle dimensions; shoot structure; phytometrical regressions

Published in 1986

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