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Revista Cubana de Ciencias Forestales

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CORVALAN VERA, Patricio. Estimation of the fustal diameter on the central knotty cylinder in oak basal logs, Chile. Rev cubana ciencias forestales [online]. 2018, vol.6, n.1, pp.3-14. ISSN 2310-3469.

In order to determine the diameter of the central knotted cylinder both alive and dead, a total of 60 trees belonging to the upper quartile of diametric classes in unmanaged renewal of N. obliqua from the Maule foothills were sampled. It is assumed that these are determined by the lowest living and dead branch present in tree height, respectively. We analyzed the relationships between the diameter of the central knotty cylinder, and the diameters at the lower end of logs 1.2, 2.4 and 3.6 m above the stump, the normal diameter and the insertion height of the first branch. From the analysis it is deduced that: i) the diameter of the live and dead central knotted cylinder increases linearly with the normal diameter of the tree, ii) that the diameter at the smaller end of the logs increases as it does and decreases as increases in height above the ground and iii) that the fustal diameter on the dead central knotty cylinder increases linearly with the normal diameter and the insertion height of the lowest dead branch of the tree, allowing to determine the zone of occlusion of the knots of the tree.

Keywords : knots; logs; diameter of the shaft; live and dead branches.

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