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The Place of Individual-Tree Data in Estimating Growth

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Growth estimates based on remeasured plots are recognized as the best available. But is it desirable to keep separate records for each tree on every plot? Although use of individual-tree data were found to reduce the sampling error, gathering the data increased costs by about 30 percent. The best solution seems to be a compromise: take individual-tree data from a sample of trees on the sample plots.

Document Type: Journal Article

Affiliations: Northeastern Forest Experiment Station, Forest Service, U. S. Dept. Agric., Upper Darby, Pa.

Publication date: June 1, 1954

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