Tree Growth, Forest Management, and Their Implications for Wood Quality
December 31, 2003
Targeted at foresters and wood products manufacturers, this publication summarizes wood formation — what influences wood quality and why. After describing the biology of tree growth, the author explains its relationship to crown formation, defines wood quality (and what affects it), followed by a discussion of the impacts of planting and thinning practices and other common silvicultural activities. Understanding these processes should improve how forest managers and manufacturers communicate their needs, constraints and objectives to one another.
Author: John Punches