Tree Heights without a Tape
With a lightweight telescoping measuring rod and a clinometer graduated in percent slope, the principle of the Christen hypsometer can be used to estimate tree heights without need for tape measurement of a horizontal base line. Under certain conditions, savings in time and labor can be substantial.
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Document Type: Journal Article
Affiliations: Principal Mensurationist, Pacific Northwest Forest and Range Expt. Sta., Forest Service, U.S. Dept. Agric., Portland, Ore.
Publication date: 1968-01-01
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