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Lodewijk Meulman, Dinant, 2019. Variation in growth and stem quality among and within provenances of sycamore (Acer pseudoplatanus) in Denmark. Second cycle, A2E. Alnarp: SLU, Southern Swedish Forest Research Centre



Sycamore currently covers around 2% of the Danish forest cover and is an economic attractive species that is also interesting for ecological reasons. This thesis analyses a provenance and progeny trial series in Denmark in order to get an overview of suitable provenances for Denmark, the importance of provenance selection and possible breeding gains. The trial is of planted 2 year old sycamore measured after 9 years and consist out of 16 provenances. Experimental blocks on three sites were measured for the height, dbh straightness and forking behaviour. This data was analysed for significant differences between provenances and for heritability. The results found are that there are significant differences between provenances regarding height growth, diameter growth, stem straightness and forking frequency below 130 centimetres. Three provenances seem promising for the growth conditions in Denmark. Furthermore the analysis shows that there is heritability for height, diameter and stem straightness and that genetic gains for these traits are possible.

Main title:Variation in growth and stem quality among and within provenances of sycamore (Acer pseudoplatanus) in Denmark
Authors:Lodewijk Meulman, Dinant
Supervisor:Skovsgaard, Jens Peter and Khelet Hansen, Jon
Examiner:Nilsson, Urban
Series:Examensarbete / SLU, Institutionen för sydsvensk skogsvetenskap
Volume/Sequential designation:316
Year of Publication:2019
Level and depth descriptor:Second cycle, A2E
Student's programme affiliation:SM001 Euroforester - Master's Programme 120 HEC
Supervising department:(S) > Southern Swedish Forest Research Centre
Keywords:Sycamore, Acer pseudoplatanus, provenance, growth, stem quality
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Subject. Use of subject categories until 2023-04-30.:Forestry - General aspects
Deposited On:02 Sep 2019 06:20
Metadata Last Modified:03 Sep 2019 01:01

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