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Evaluation of Nine Taper Systems for Four Appalachian Hardwoods

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Taper systems are useful for estimating the diameter at any height, the height at any diameter, and volume for any portion of tree boles. A test of nine systems on four Appalachian hardwoods was made to provide guidance in selection of the most appropriate equations. A model by Ormerod (1973) using coefficients by Martin (1981) was best for a total taper system. North. J. Appl. For. 11(1):24-26.
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Document Type: Journal Article

Affiliations: P.O. Box 6125, Division of Forestry, West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV 26506

Publication date: 1994-03-01

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