Original Articles

The Estimation of the Leaf Area Index for a Mature Pinus radiata Stand

Published in: South African Forestry Journal
Volume 128, issue 1, 1984 , pages: 8–11
DOI: 10.1080/00382167.1984.9628918
Author(s): A. van LaarFaculty of Forestry,


The present study is the follow-up of previous biomass studies in the Bosboukloof Catchment in the 10n-kershoek State Forest. Needle surface area was estimated from the circumference at 50% of the length from the base of the needle and needle length, with an adjustment for needle taper.

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