Wood Quality of Eucalyptus Grandis (Hill) Maiden in a Fertilizer Trial at Siamambo, Zambia

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1972
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Hans, A. S.
Burley, J.
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Forest fertilization, as a silvicultural operation, is being increasingly employed to improve the growth rate of trees and the total yield of wood. The effect of fertilization on wood quality is a controversial topic. Wood quality, as assessed by characteristics such as density, percentage late wood, fibre length and fibre Thickness may deteriorate or improve following application of fertilizers. Fertilization probably has no direct effect on wood properties but rather these are influenced through changes in vegetative growth of the crown.
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East African Agricultural And Forestry Journal, 38, p. 157-161