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Seeing the soil through the trees: the utility of stem shape and taper in the butt swell for predicting soil depth in Australian Pinus plantations

Beh, Jie-Lian

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"Precision forestry" is an emerging concept that is currently shaping the management of commercial forests worldwide. An increasing proportion of the world's wood is grown in plantation forests, so more site-specific or precise management of these forests is important for global wood supply, as well as for the profitability and sustainability of individual plantation estates. Managing plantations at such a fine scale requires a much more detailed understanding of spatial variation in soil...[Show more]

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Type: Thesis (PhD)
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/151382

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