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New Zealand Journal of Forestry (1987) 31(4): 23–25
©New Zealand Institute of Forestry

Research article
Morttality trends in Pinus radiata in the Rotorua region

J.A. Klitscher

Over the 10- to 20-year age range, Pinus radiata stands established in the 1960s show mortality rates substantially below those established between 1945-55 and 1939-42. A reappraisal of the economics of thinning is recommended, and users of growth models are warned to expect over prediction of mortality.
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