Notes: Some Mensurational Formulas Associated with Balanced Diameter Distributions
Abstract:A computing algorithm is presented for estimating the number of trees per acre in the largest diameter class (m) in a balanced diameter distribution when the total basal area per acre is specified. The infinite series representation of a finite geometric series is used to approximate the total number of trees per acre (N) and the quadratic mean diameter (dq). The techniques described provide a simple and efficient method for estimating m, N, and (dq) for all or the desired upper diameter classes of a balanced diameter distribution. Forest Sci. 30:682-684.
Document Type: Miscellaneous
Affiliations: Assistant Professor of Forestry, Department of Forestry and Range Management, Washington State University, Pullman, WA 99164-6410
Publication date: 1984-09-01
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