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A Test of Hypsometers on Short Trees

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Various studies have been made of the relative advantages of the different hypsometers in common use. The test here described is on the Abney level and the Klaussner, Faustmann and Forest Service hypsometers to determine their relative advantages. It shows the advantage to lie between the Forest Service hypsometer and the Abney level; the Abney level seems to be more accurate and the Forest Service hypsometer somewhat quicker; the Abney level, being more of a general purpose instrument, has, on the whole, the advantage.

Document Type: Journal Article

Affiliations: Junior Forester, Allegheny Forest Experiment Station

Publication date: February 1, 1931

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  • The Journal of Forestry is the most widely circulated scholarly forestry journal in the world. In print since 1902, the Journal has received several national awards for excellence. The mission of the Journal of Forestry is to advance the profession of forestry by keeping forest management professionals informed about significant developments and ideas in the many facets of forestry: economics, education and communication, entomology and pathology, fire, forest ecology, geospatial technologies, history, international forestry, measurements, policy, recreation, silviculture, social sciences, soils and hydrology, urban and community forestry, utilization and engineering, and wildlife management. The Journal is published bimonthly: January, March, May, July, September, and November.
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