Timber Cruising -- The Time it Takes

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Line-plot timber cruising in the Central and Lake States has been expedited by the use of new techniques and tally forms. A cruising study involving 1,749 trees in 156 circular fifth-acre samples resulted in an average time of five minutes per plot for the time on plots only. Board foot volume differences between three methods of computing were less than two percent.

Document Type: Journal Article

Affiliations: Forester, U.S.D.A., Forest Service, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Publication date: June 1, 1949

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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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