Scientific Paper

Effect of Initial Spacing and Thinning on Some Wood Properties of Eucalyptus grandis

Published in: South African Forestry Journal
Volume 163, issue 1, 1992 , pages: 13–20
DOI: 10.1080/00382167.1992.9629362
Author(s): F.S. MalanDivision of Forest Science and Technology,, M. HoonDivision of Forest Science and Technology,


A study was made of the effect of thinning intensity on wood density and some wood anatomical properties and their within-tree variation patterns, as well as the extent to which the development of growth-stress splits in logs and sawn boards is affected. Material used for this study was obtained from an Eucalyptus grandis CCT trial. Three trees were selected from each of 12 plots representing a series of thinning treatments.

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