A Note on The Influence of Soil Parent Material on Northern Red OAK Specific Gravity


  • J. R. Hamilton
  • P. J. Litwin
  • E. H. Tryon


Quercus rubra, specific gravity, growth rate, latewood percentage, limestone, sandstone, site quality


Soil parent material was found to affect the specific gravity of northern red oak wood (Quercus rubra L.). The unextracted specific gravity of wood grown on limestone soils was 0.597 and that of wood grown on sandstone soils was 0.581. Site quality within a soil type had no significant effect. The relationship was independent of both rate of growth and latewood percentage.


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