Skip to main content

The Relascope in the Determination of Thinning Needs

Buy Article:

$21.50 plus tax (Refund Policy)

In effecting thinnings of even-aged stands, there should be left a suitable number of the best trees, spaced as evenly as possible over the area; thus a definition of the growing stock of the remaining stand is needed, rather than a description of the trees for removal. Although arriving at a decision as to which are the best trees depends upon many factors, a more difficult problem is involved in quantitative determination of a desirable density for the growing stock. Various methods have been applied to this end. After discussing them, the author suggests as a simple practical means that the optimum stand development shown by yield studies should be transferred to graphs which describe the regression of the remaining basal area on the dominant height. Such graphs, made for the most important types of forest, are already in common use in Finland. Estimation of the basal area is made an easy matter by application of the Relascope (angle count) method.
No Reference information available - sign in for access.
No Citation information available - sign in for access.
No Supplementary Data.
No Article Media
No Metrics

Document Type: Journal Article

Affiliations: Professor of Forest Mensuration and Management, University of Helsinki, Finland

Publication date: 1963-10-01

More about this publication?
  • Important Notice: SAF's journals are now published through partnership with the Oxford University Press. Access to archived material will be available here on the Ingenta website until March 31, 2018. For new material, please access the journals via OUP's website. Note that access via Ingenta will be permanently discontinued after March 31, 2018. Members requiring support to access SAF's journals via OUP's site should contact SAF's membership department for assistance.

    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.

    2016 Impact Factor: 1.675 (Rank 20/64 in forestry)

    Average time from submission to first decision: 39.6 days*
    June 1, 2016 to Feb. 28, 2017

    Also published by SAF:
    Forest Science
    Other SAF Publications
  • Submit a Paper
  • Membership Information
  • Author Guidelines
  • Podcasts
  • SAF Convention Abstracts
  • Ingenta Connect is not responsible for the content or availability of external websites
  • Access Key
  • Free content
  • Partial Free content
  • New content
  • Open access content
  • Partial Open access content
  • Subscribed content
  • Partial Subscribed content
  • Free trial content
Cookie Policy
X
Cookie Policy
Ingenta Connect website makes use of cookies so as to keep track of data that you have filled in. I am Happy with this Find out more