Sale of Stumpage on the Basis of Tree Measurement
Abstract:In order to overcome to a large extent the inconvenience and cost of log scaling, a method of determining total volume based on tree measurement has been frequently proposed, and in a limited way put into practice, in recent years. This article discusses the advantages, disadvantages, and limitations of the tree-measurement method, and suggests some improvements which will increase the accuracy of the volume estimates made by it. Also discussed is a procedure which makes possible the determination of an unbiased estimate of the error of total volume when the tree-measurement method is used.
Document Type: Journal Article
Affiliations: Chief, Division of Silvics, Rocky Mountain Forest and Range Experiment Station, Fort Collins, Colo.
Publication date: 1942-11-01
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