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Percentage Distribution of Tree Volume by Logs

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The problem of determining the percent of the total volume of a tree represented by the component logs, according to their relative position in the bole, presents itself in many forestry stndies. The following paper develops a method based on the International 1/4" log rule for making this determination on a theoretical basis and presents tables, generally applicable throughout the South, showing the percent of total tree volume by logs, according to position, for both pine and hardwoods.

Document Type: Journal Article

Affiliations: Tennessee Valley Authority, Department of Forestry Relations, Norris, Tenn. Junior member S.A.F.

Publication date: February 1, 1948

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