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Growth and yield prediction models for Acacia mangium grown in the plantations of the central region of Bangladesh

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Acacia mangium is a very fast growing species belonging to the family Leguminosae that has been introduced in the plantations in Bangladesh for its faster growth and wide range of adaptability. The present study aimed at development of growth and yield prediction models for the species using simultaneous equation method. Models were selected for the species to estimate stand dominant height, stand diameter, stand basal area per hectare and total volume yield per hectare. Paired t-test, 45-degree line test, percent absolute deviation and biological principle of stand development were used for the validation of chosen models. The results suggest that the models derived were statistically and biologically acceptable and could be satisfactorily used for stands of Acacia mangium of ages 4–7 yrs based on a base age of 6 yr.

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Shah Newaz, M., Millat-e-Mustafa, M. Growth and yield prediction models for Acacia mangium grown in the plantations of the central region of Bangladesh. New Forests 27, 81–88 (2004). https://doi.org/10.1023/A:1025086920175

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  • Acacia mangium
  • Bangladesh
  • Central region
  • Growth and yield
  • Model