1. Tree Growth and Production of Woody Tissue

  1. Rubin Shmulsky and
  2. P. David Jones

Published Online: 13 MAY 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9780470960035.ch1

Forest Products and Wood Science An Introduction, Sixth Edition

Forest Products and Wood Science An Introduction, Sixth Edition

How to Cite

Shmulsky, R. and Jones, P. D. (2011) Tree Growth and Production of Woody Tissue, in Forest Products and Wood Science An Introduction, Sixth Edition, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470960035.ch1

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 13 MAY 2011
  2. Published Print: 10 JUN 2011

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780813820743

Online ISBN: 9780470960035

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Keywords:

  • forest products and wood science - tree growth and woody tissue production;
  • wood formation - a useful basis for study of wood itself;
  • plants of smaller size - shrubs or bushes;
  • woody plant classification - hardwoods and softwoods;
  • trees, hardwoods in Angiospermae - and softwoods in Gymnospermae;
  • hardwood-producing species - falling within dicotyledon class;
  • composite panels and flooring - from partially refined stems;
  • hardwood and softwood distribution;
  • mechanisms, resulting in tree growth - being complex;
  • vascular cambium, growth processes - examined more closely

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Classification of Woody Plants

  • Distribution of Hardwoods and Softwoods

  • Wood—A Collection of Small Cells

  • Basic Processes in Tree Growth

  • Vascular Cambium

  • References and Supplemental Reading