Employing the original conception of the structure of a stand, the author suggests a technique whereby stand structure may be numerically defined and utilized in forest management. Just as site index is a single, quantitative expression of the factors that make up site quality, the stand-structure factor characterizes the arrangement of the trees constituting a forest stand.
Document Type: Journal Article
Assistant in Forestry and Conservation, Purdue University Agricultural Experiment Station, Lafayette, Ind.
Publication date: December 1, 1945
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