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Forest Stocking Determined by Sequential Stocked-Quadrat Tally

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Abstract:

The mathematical basis for determining the limit of error of estimate in binominal populations is applied to the stocked-quadrat method of sampling the distribution of trees. A sequential examination method is suggested to make the amount of field work minimal for the precision desired in estimates of stocking. Specific recommendations are made for application of the method in the uneven-aged ponderosa pine forest. The mathematical basis is suggested as applicable to other sampling problems of forestry.

Document Type: Journal Article

Affiliations: Forest Regeneration Specialist, Forestry Research Center, Weyerhaeuser Company, Centralia, Wash.

Publication date: April 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.
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