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Angle-gauge Sampling A Small Hardwood Tract

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Techniques of estimating basal area per acre by line-sampling and point-sampling with three angle-gauges on a map of a 4.84-acre upland hardwood tract were evaluated. An analysis of unadjusted edge effect bias indicated an expected error in underestimating basal area per acre of about 5 percent for point-sampling and about 3 percent for line-sampling. Coefficients of variation in estimating basal area per acre were about equal for point-sampling and line-sampling. As expected the coefficients of variation depended on the angle-gauge used with a range from about 40 percent with a critical angle 104.18 minutes to about 60 percent with 180.46 minutes.

Document Type: Journal Article

Affiliations: Research Forester, New Hampshire Division of Resources Development, Fox Forest, Hillsboro

Publication date: 1966-03-01

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