Samples of Pinus patula and Cupressus lusitanica grown with three different spacings at Rongai in Northern Tanzania were examined to determine their wood density. Spacing effected the height and diameter of P. patula, but only the diameter of C. lusitanica. Both species yielded wood with a density around 400 kg m-3 (oven dry weight/green volume) and spacing had no appreciable influence. The wood of P. patula included a much wider range of density than that of C. lusitanica.
Palmer, E.R.; Plumptre, R.A.; Malimbwi, R.E.; Gourlay, I.D.; Quilter, T.K.; Slater, J. Effect of spacing on wood density of Pinus patula and Cupressus lusitanica. (1995)