Geometrically saturated growth and the pipe model of tree form

  • Lars Hellström Umeå University
  • Linus Carlsson
  • Åke Brännström
Keywords: self-thinning, pipe model of tree form, self-similarity, geometric saturation, trunk geometry


We combine our self-thinning model of geometrically saturated growth with the pipe model of Shinozaki et al. to yield a composite model that can be used to make predictions about quantities traditionally found in functional models of tree growth.
2B Distribution of resources and growth in plants