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Taper Equations for Second-Growth Mixed Conifers of Northern California

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This paper presents a taper equation derived from the Chapman-Richards function to describe stem form for second-growth mixed conifers in Northern California. The primary use of the models is for predicting upper stem diameters as a function of relative height and DBH. Additionally, these models can be used to create volume tables to any merchantable top diameter. Forest Sci. 30:1103-1117.

Keywords: Chapman-Richards function; mixed conifer forests

Document Type: Journal Article

Affiliations: Assistant professor with the Department of Forestry and Resource Management, University of California, Berkeley, 94720

Publication date: December 1, 1984

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