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Kraft pulping and specific gravity in the uppermost stem of fertilized balsam fir. 1975. Gagnon, J.D.; Hunt, K. Canadian Journal of Forest Research 5(3): 399-402.

Year: 1975

Issued by: Laurentian Forestry Centre

Catalog ID: 15264

Language: English

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Abstract

Samples of five pairs of fertilized and non-fertilized 60-year-old natural balsam fir (Abies balsamea (L.) Mill.) growing in the Quebec boreal forest region were pulped by the kraft process and the specific gravity was measured. Analyses carried out 7 years after treatment on the last seven terminal internodes revealed the mean pulp yield of trees fertilized exceeded that of non-fertilized by 7%, while the mean specific gravity was about 6% lower.