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A Technique for Predicting Proportions of Tree Volume by Log Positions

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Data were collected from an integrated utilization operation in loblolly pine (Pinus taeda L.) in the eastern shore region of Virginia. Maryland, and Delaware for the purpose of developing tree volume tables for cruising and inventory work where peeler (veneer) logs and pulpwood are the primary forest products under consideration. Discussed here are methods and results of a technique that was used to develop a suitable means of deducting volumes in logs not of acceptable peeler quality, thus providing net peeler volume in each tree. Proportions of total merchantable-stem volume, in board feet, by peeler-log positions were predicted from merchantable height. Regression equations were conditioned to allow the proportion of merchantable volume for all peeler logs in each height class to sum to 1.0.
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Document Type: Journal Article

Affiliations: Director, Forest Management and Research, Chesapeake Corporation of Virginia, West Point, Va.

Publication date: 1971-09-01

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