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Table 1 Characteristics of the sites from the 1987 silviculture-breeds experiments sampled in this study

From: Effects of site, silviculture and seedlot on wood density and estimated wood stiffness in radiata pine at mid-rotation

Forest Latitude Mean annual rainfall (mm) Mean temperature1(°C) (range) Elevation (m a.s.l.) Mean wind speed1(km/h) Mean solar radiation2(MJ/m2) Mean relative humidity2(%) Previous land use3 Site index4 Age at thinning (years)
Woodhill 36°30′ 1495 14.0 (18–10) 80 8.7 13.8 84.3 Forest Medium 5.6
Tahorakuri 38°20′ 1254 12.0 (17–7) 450 7.0 13.4 84.7 Forest Medium 4.9
Kaingaroa 39°10′ 1618 10.2 (15–5) 750 7.0 13.4 84.8 Forest Low 6.8
Glengarry 41°30′ 1515 12.7 (17–8) 500 10.5 13.5 72.8 Farm High 4.8
Otago coast 46°00′ 781 10.0 (14–6) 150 14.4 11.0 79.3 Farm High 6.9
  1. 1Mean of monthly averages.
  2. 2Mean of daily averages.
  3. 3Former farm sites have higher fertility than forest sites.
  4. 4Relative to sites in the same region.