How Many Tree Heights Should You Measure for Natural, Atlantic Coastal Plain Loblolly Site Index?

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Abstract:

Sample size is tabulated for the number of tree heights needed to site-classify plots growing natural, Atlantic coastal plain loblolly pine (Pinus taeda L.). The size of the sample depends on observed stand age and selected site-class size, index age, and classification success rate. The most important outcome is the relationship of sample size to stand age because putting it into practice results in uniformly reliable site-index estimates.

Document Type: Journal Article

Affiliations: Research Forester, Southeastern Forest Experiment Station, USDA Forest Service, Forestry Sciences Laboratory, Charleston, South Carolina

Publication date: November 1, 1981

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  • Each regional journal of applied forestry focuses on research, practice, and techniques targeted to foresters and allied professionals in specific regions of the United States and Canada. The Southern Journal of Applied Forestry covers an area from Virginia and Kentucky south to as far west as Oklahoma and east Texas.
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