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Growth of Trees at Timberline

  • Walter Tranquillini
Part of the Ecological Studies book series (ECOLSTUD, volume 31)

Abstract

Tree form is subject to striking change with increasing altitude above sea level, especially in species occurring from valley floor to timberline. Change in life form of trees reflects growth differences primarily induced by alterations in climate. Genetically based adaptations must, however, also be taken into consideration.

Keywords

Height Growth Picea Abies Diameter Growth Cambial Activity Height Increment 
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© Springer-Verlag Berlin · Heidelberg 1979

Authors and Affiliations

  • Walter Tranquillini
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  1. 1.Außenstelle für subalpine WaldforschungForstliche BundesversuchsanstaltHofburg, InnsbruckAustria

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