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Estimating Biomass Yields by Source Components for Appalachian Hardwood Thinnings

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Equations are presented for estimating biomass yields from thinning stands of Appalachian hardwoods. These equations were developed from sample plot data collected in overstocked poletimber and small-sawtimber stands aged 50 to 70 years. Yields in green ton(s) per acre can be estimated for three source components: roundwood and topwood of trees ≥5.0 in. dbh. and whole trees 1.0 to 4.9 in. dbh. Yield estimates are a function of the square feet of basal area to be removed per acre from specified tree dbh classes. Application of these equations provides information needed to evaluate harvesting and utilization alternatives that include whole-tree chipping options. North. J. Appl. For. 5:38-40, March 1988.

Document Type: Journal Article

Affiliations: USDA Forest Service, Northeastern Forest Experiment Station, P.O. Box 4360, Morgantown, WV 26505

Publication date: March 1, 1988

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