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Black Locust Biomass Prediction on Eastern Kentucky Strip Mines

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Regression equations to predict dry weight of above-ground biomass are developed from a sample of 1,371 trees collected in 130 direct-seeded black locust (Robinia pseudoacacia L.) stands on ten reclaimed surface mines in the Cumberland Plateau region of eastern Kentucky. Equations using the log 10 transformation of diameter squared times height were derived for each of the one- to ten-year age classes within the sample. Two equations were selected that best estimated woody biomass of trees after consolidating the one- to four-year and five- to ten-year age classes. An equation was also provided that encompasses all age classes; however, the estimation of individual tree woody biomass was not as representative as was the value provided by each of the two separate equations.
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Document Type: Journal Article

Affiliations: Associate Professor, Department of Forestry, University of Kentucky, Lexington

Publication date: 1983-02-01

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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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