Predicting intra- and intertree variability of sessile oak (Quercus petraea) wood density through modelling earlywood and latewood width and density from cambial age, ring width and height within the tree
Degron, R.; Nepveu, G.
Annales des Sciences Forestieres 53(5): 1019-1030
Wood density within a tree growth ring is considered to be an important criterion of wood quality. Variation in the density and width of earlywood and latewood within 100- to 200-yr-old oak (Quercus petraea) growth rings was studied, using samples from 24 trees collected from 12 sites in 10 forests in Alsace and Lorraine, NE France. Regression methods were used to establish models of variation for intratree variation of wood density with cambial age, growth ring width and level within tree.