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Relation of Canopy Area and Volume to Production of Three Woody Species
- Peek, James M.
- Ecology 1970 v.51 no.6 pp. 1098-1101
- Corylus cornuta, Populus tremuloides, Salix, branches, canopy, leaves, shrubs, woody plants
- Shrub canopy area, which more closely resembled an ellipse than a circle, shrub volume, and numbers of twigs per plant were highly correlated with weight of current leaves and twigs in aspen (Populus tremuloides), beaked hazel (Corylus cornuta), and pussy willow (Salix discolor). Lower correlations were obtained for shrub height with weight of current leaves and twigs. No appreciable change in correlations was obtained by using logarithmic regressions instead of linear regressions, except for weight versus height. Canopy area of shrub volume—weight relationships may be most applicable where floristics and production studies are combined.