The Rigid Diameter Tape Rule

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This article describes the graduation and use of a rigid tape rule for measuring tree diameters. Application of the principle to tree calipers, the carpenter's square, and stick rules is also discussed. The author assumes that a rigid tape rule can be obtained in manufactured form, and advocates a specially designed rule of slightly heavier construction than that in rules now in general use.

Document Type: Journal Article

Affiliations: Timber Marketing Specialist, Union Springs, Alabama, Alabama Extension Service and U. S. Forest Service Cooperative Farm Timber Marketing Project

Publication date: March 1, 1944

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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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