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Notes: Estimating Leaf Area and Leaf Biomass of Open-Grown Deciduous Urban Trees

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Logarithmic regression equations were developed to predict leaf area and leaf biomass for open-grown deciduous urban trees based on stem diameter and crown parameters. Equations based on crown parameters produced more reliable estimates. The equations can be used to help quantify forest structure and functions, particularly in urbanizing and urban/suburban areas. For. Sci. 42(4):504-507.

Keywords: Allometric equations; urban ecology; urban vegetation

Document Type: Miscellaneous

Affiliations: Research Forester, USDA Forest Service, Northeastern Forest Experiment Station, 5 Moon Library, SUNY-College of Environmental Science and Forestry, Syracuse, NY 13210

Publication date: November 1, 1996

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  • Forest Science is a peer-reviewed journal publishing fundamental and applied research that explores all aspects of natural and social sciences as they apply to the function and management of the forested ecosystems of the world. Topics include silviculture, forest management, biometrics, economics, entomology & pathology, fire & fuels management, forest ecology, genetics & tree improvement, geospatial technologies, harvesting & utilization, landscape ecology, operations research, forest policy, physiology, recreation, social sciences, soils & hydrology, and wildlife management.
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