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Plot or Point Sample Volumes in Even-Aged Stands Using a Computer

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A method of calculating plot volumes in even-aged stands using either plot or point sampling is outlined. Use is made of sample trees measured for volume. A conditioned regression of volume over diameter squared--the volume-d² line--is calculated. It is shown how the volume, basal area, and number of trees may be calculated by plots or points without the necessity of calculating or looking up the volume or basal area of each tree. Numerical examples are given and a flow chart of the computer program is presented.

Document Type: Journal Article

Affiliations: Faculty of the School of Forestry, University of California, Berkeley

Publication date: January 1, 1963

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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.

    2015 Impact Factor: 1.476
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