Canadian Forest Service Publications

Wood density variation of 28 tree species from Ontario. 1984. Alemdag, I.S. Agriculture Canada, Ministry of State for Forestry, Petawawa National Forestry Institute, Chalk River, Ontario. Information Report PI-X-45. 12 p.

Year: 1984

Issued by: National Capital Region

Catalog ID: 4519

Language: English

Series: Information Report (Petawawa)

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The basid wood density at different heights along the stem and average basic wood density of stems were studied based on 1652 sample trees of 10 softwood and 18 hardwood species in Ontario. Some equation models were tested relating these variables to various tree characteristics. It was found that the relationships of disk and tree wood densities with measurable tree variable are very weak and developing reliable estimation equations are not easy. However, since variation on tree wood density was found to be small, average wood densities of each species can be used with confidence.

Also available under the title:
Variation de la densité du bois de 28 essences forestières poussant en Ontario (French)