Intra-Annual Variation in Wood Density in Gmelina Arborea from X-Ray Densitometry and its Relationship with Rainfall

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Title:
Intra-Annual Variation in Wood Density in Gmelina Arborea from X-Ray Densitometry and its Relationship with Rainfall
Author:
Akachuku, A. E.
Affiliation:
Department of Forest Resources Management, University of Ibadan, Ibadan, Nigeria
Issue Date:
1985
Rights:
Copyright © Tree-Ring Society. All rights reserved.
Collection Information:
This item is part of the Tree-Ring Research (formerly Tree-Ring Bulletin) archive. It was digitized from a physical copy provided by the Laboratory of Tree-Ring research at The University of Arizona. For more information about this peer-reviewed scholarly journal, please email the Editor of Tree-Ring Research at editor@treeringsociety.org.
Publisher:
Tree-Ring Society
Journal:
Tree-Ring Bulletin
Citation:
Akachuku, A.E. 1985. Intra-annual variation in wood density in Gmelina arborea from X-ray densitometry and its relationship with rainfall. Tree-Ring Bulletin 45:43-53. 
Abstract:
The variation in wood density within growth rings was determined from X-ray negative images of wood samples of Gmelina arborea. The within-tree and between-tree comparisons showed that no two growth rings had exactly similar patterns of variation in the radial direction. The proportions of wood in four within-ring density classes were estimated. The variations in the proportions of wood in the four classes with age were nonlinear. On the average, the proportion of low density wood decreased with increasing age, while the proportion of high density wood increased with age. Regression analysis testing different curvilinear models showed that 37 to 99 per cent of the variations in the proportions of wood were associated with variations in age. Maximum and minimum ring density were negatively correlated with dry season rainfall. Variations in the proportion of high density wood and mean ring density were not associated with corresponding variation in dry season rainfall. The proportions of low and high density wood, mean ring density, maximum ring density and minimum ring density were not determined by annual rainfall.
Keywords:
Dendrochronology; Tree Rings; Broadleaves; Growth Factors; Trees; Variation; Wood Density; Woody Plants
ISSN:
0041-2198
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http://www.treeringsociety.org

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dc.titleIntra-Annual Variation in Wood Density in Gmelina Arborea from X-Ray Densitometry and its Relationship with Rainfallen_US
dc.contributor.authorAkachuku, A. E.en_US
dc.contributor.departmentDepartment of Forest Resources Management, University of Ibadan, Ibadan, Nigeriaen_US
dc.date.issued1985-
dc.rightsCopyright © Tree-Ring Society. All rights reserved.en_US
dc.description.collectioninformationThis item is part of the Tree-Ring Research (formerly Tree-Ring Bulletin) archive. It was digitized from a physical copy provided by the Laboratory of Tree-Ring research at The University of Arizona. For more information about this peer-reviewed scholarly journal, please email the Editor of Tree-Ring Research at editor@treeringsociety.org.en_US
dc.publisherTree-Ring Societyen_US
dc.identifier.journalTree-Ring Bulletinen_US
dc.identifier.citationAkachuku, A.E. 1985. Intra-annual variation in wood density in Gmelina arborea from X-ray densitometry and its relationship with rainfall. Tree-Ring Bulletin 45:43-53. en_US
dc.description.abstractThe variation in wood density within growth rings was determined from X-ray negative images of wood samples of Gmelina arborea. The within-tree and between-tree comparisons showed that no two growth rings had exactly similar patterns of variation in the radial direction. The proportions of wood in four within-ring density classes were estimated. The variations in the proportions of wood in the four classes with age were nonlinear. On the average, the proportion of low density wood decreased with increasing age, while the proportion of high density wood increased with age. Regression analysis testing different curvilinear models showed that 37 to 99 per cent of the variations in the proportions of wood were associated with variations in age. Maximum and minimum ring density were negatively correlated with dry season rainfall. Variations in the proportion of high density wood and mean ring density were not associated with corresponding variation in dry season rainfall. The proportions of low and high density wood, mean ring density, maximum ring density and minimum ring density were not determined by annual rainfall.en_US
dc.subjectDendrochronologyen_US
dc.subjectTree Ringsen_US
dc.subjectBroadleavesen_US
dc.subjectGrowth Factorsen_US
dc.subjectTreesen_US
dc.subjectVariationen_US
dc.subjectWood Densityen_US
dc.subjectWoody Plantsen_US
dc.identifier.citationAkachuku, A.E. 1985. Intra-annual variation in wood density in Gmelina arborea from X-ray densitometry and its relationship with rainfall. Tree-Ring Bulletin 45:43-53. en_US
dc.identifier.issn0041-2198-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10150/261361-
dc.identifier.journalTree-Ring Bulletinen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.treeringsociety.orgen_US
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