Date of Graduation
Davis College of Agriculture, Natural Resources and Design
Wood Science and Technology
Ray R. Hicks, Jr.
This paper uses data from continuous forest inventory (CFI) plots to evaluate basal area growth of yellow-poplar (Liriodendron tulipifera L.) as related to four topographic factors (aspect, slope position, steepness, and landform), two competition variables (basal area per acre and trees per acre) and four tree characteristics (age, diameter, total height, and crown diameter). These variables were plotted against basal area growth per year using simple linear regression on 69 yellow-poplar trees. The four tree characteristics all had a highly significant (p < .01) relationship with basal area growth. While the other variables did not exhibit a significant relationship, the two competition variables did have a significant (p < .05) relationship with each other.
Crum, Christopher T., "Factors influencing basal area growth of yellow-poplar ( Liriodendron tulipifera L.) in central West Virginia" (2004). Graduate Theses, Dissertations, and Problem Reports. 1533.