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Notes: A Model for Estimating Branch Weight and Branch Leaf Weight in Biomass Studies

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A model of the form w = b1db2(H - h) b3(H/D)b4 is proposed for branch weight or branch leaf weight where d = branch basal diameter, H = total tree height, h = height to branch base, D = tree diameter at breast height and the bi's are constants. The model and variations of it are shown to be useful for regression estimation of branch weights in a study of Populus Tristis # 1 biomass. In such applications, the precision of this model was found to be substantially greater than that of models based on branch diameter alone and nearly as precise as models involving a stand density or spacing term. Forest Sci. 25:303-306.
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Keywords: Allometry; regression estimation

Document Type: Miscellaneous

Affiliations: Associate Professor, Department of Forest Resources, University of Minnesota, St. Paul

Publication date: 1979-06-01

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