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A probabilistic model relating stocking to degree of scarification and aerial seeding rate. 1982. Régnière, J. Canadian Journal of Forest Research 12(2): 362-367.

Year: 1982

Available from: Great Lakes Forestry Centre

Catalog ID: 22270

Language: English

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Abstract

A probabilistic model is developed which relates stocking to degree of scarification and aerial seeding rate. Seed deposition, patterns resulting from air turbulence and aircraft motion, as well as variability in seedbed distribution across a seeding chance, are shown to decrease potential stocking. The model is validated by comparison with experimental data on jack pine, using nonlinear regression. A set of equations is developed which enables selection of prescriptions for degree of scarification and seeding rates required to achieve desired stocking levels.

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