COMPARISON OF DENDROMETRIC INDICES OF LODGEPOLE PINE (Pinus contorta), PINE (Pinus sylvestris) AND THEIR HYBRIDS IN KAZLŲ RŪDA FORESTRY
Keywords:Lodgepole pine, Scots pine, hybrid, height, diameter
Under favorable conditions, spiny pine grows faster than Scots pine. In Western Europe, this pine is grown in plantations with a short turnover and in a relatively short time, a lot of wood suitable for pulp production and other uses is obtained. A study was carried out that analyzed the dendrometric criteria of Scots pine and its hybrids. The highest average height (12.2 m) and diameter (14.5 cm) of pin pine were recorded in Nbl respectively. The average straightness of the trunk of this type of plantations is estimated at 1.19 points. The height of Scots pine was 10.57 m; and the diameter is 12.57 cm. The average trunk straightness of this species is estimated at 1.56 points. Scots pine is shorter than Scots pine and its hybrids. Scots pine diameter and trunk straightness, evaluated by scores, were also worse compared to Scots pine and its and Banks pine hybrids.