Ring Width and Ring Diameter as Functions of Ring Number in Suppressed Maples and Oaks

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Title:
Ring Width and Ring Diameter as Functions of Ring Number in Suppressed Maples and Oaks
Author:
Prothero, John
Affiliation:
Department of Biological Structure, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington
Issue Date:
1997
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:
Prothero, J. 1997. Ring width and ring diameter as functions of ring number in suppressed maples and oaks. Tree-Ring Bulletin 54:23-27. 
Abstract:
Phipps showed that the cross-sectional area of successive tree rings in suppressed red maples and chestnut oaks, sampled at three-foot intervals above the base, is approximately constant. I show that this invariance in cross-sectional area is consistent with ring width varying as the inverse square root of ring number and with mean ring diameter and trunk diameter each scaling as the square root of ring number. These results may be useful in formulating growth rules for tree trunks of selected species, under constant environmental conditions, in terms of a single independent variable. For example, if elastic similarity holds, trunk height is proportional to the two-thirds power of trunk diameter. This relation implies that trunk height scales as the cube root of ring number. Thus, trunk height and trunk diameter may, in principle, both be expressed in terms of one independent variable, ring number.
Keywords:
Dendrochronology; Tree Rings; Forest Trees; Growth Rings; Trees; Wood Anatomy; Woody Plants
ISSN:
0041-2198
Additional Links:
http://www.treeringsociety.org

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dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.titleRing Width and Ring Diameter as Functions of Ring Number in Suppressed Maples and Oaksen_US
dc.contributor.authorProthero, Johnen_US
dc.contributor.departmentDepartment of Biological Structure, University of Washington, Seattle, Washingtonen_US
dc.date.issued1997-
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.citationProthero, J. 1997. Ring width and ring diameter as functions of ring number in suppressed maples and oaks. Tree-Ring Bulletin 54:23-27. en_US
dc.description.abstractPhipps showed that the cross-sectional area of successive tree rings in suppressed red maples and chestnut oaks, sampled at three-foot intervals above the base, is approximately constant. I show that this invariance in cross-sectional area is consistent with ring width varying as the inverse square root of ring number and with mean ring diameter and trunk diameter each scaling as the square root of ring number. These results may be useful in formulating growth rules for tree trunks of selected species, under constant environmental conditions, in terms of a single independent variable. For example, if elastic similarity holds, trunk height is proportional to the two-thirds power of trunk diameter. This relation implies that trunk height scales as the cube root of ring number. Thus, trunk height and trunk diameter may, in principle, both be expressed in terms of one independent variable, ring number.en_US
dc.subjectDendrochronologyen_US
dc.subjectTree Ringsen_US
dc.subjectForest Treesen_US
dc.subjectGrowth Ringsen_US
dc.subjectTreesen_US
dc.subjectWood Anatomyen_US
dc.subjectWoody Plantsen_US
dc.identifier.citationProthero, J. 1997. Ring width and ring diameter as functions of ring number in suppressed maples and oaks. Tree-Ring Bulletin 54:23-27. en_US
dc.identifier.issn0041-2198-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10150/262379-
dc.identifier.journalTree-Ring Bulletinen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.treeringsociety.orgen_US
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