Canadian Forest Service Publications

Allometry, growth, yield, and prices for aspen in the Témiscouata region of Quebec. 1987. Zarnovican, R.; Ouellet, D. Canadian Forestry Service, Laurentian Forest Research Centre, Sainte-Foy, Quebec. Information Report LAU-X-78E. 44 p.

Year: 1987

Issued by: Laurentian Forestry Centre

Catalog ID: 14492

Language: English

Series: Information Report (LFC - Québec)

Availability: PDF (download)

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Abstract

Conversion of forest stands oblige the forest manager to have a thorough knowledge of several aspects concerning yield, silvicultural practices, and market prices of wood products for both existing species and those of the future.

This report deals with problems raised by the conversion of private aspen-forest lands Populus tremuloides Michx. in the Lower St. Lawrence, and specifically the Témiscouata region.

This study focused on allometric and temporal relationships, the purpose being to track the principal growth-related parameters over time, establish volume tables, stand structure and tree morphology, and determine the yield of wood that is suitable, according to current standards, for various purposes. These latter findings, concerning assortment, are related to price changes affecting activity on private forest lands.

The report concludes with a brief look at tree defects that might lead to volume losses.

Also available under the title:
Peuplier faux-tremble au Témiscouata : allométrie, croissance, production et évolution des prix du bois (French)