A Tree Volume Equation Based On Two Lower Stem Diameters for Loblolly Pine in the Southeastern United States

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A new cubic volume equation was developed for plantation grown loblolly pine (Pinus taeda L.) in Coastal Plain and Piedmont regions of Georgia and South Carolina. This volume equation uses the volume of the main stem between 2.25 and 5.00 ft as the independent variable. In practice, users simply need to measure diameters at 2.25 and 5.00 ft from the ground to obtain an estimate of the total cubic foot volume of the main stem. This new equation compares favorably to traditional volume equations which use dbh and total height as independent variables. South. J. Appl. For. 17(3):160-162.

Document Type: Journal Article

Affiliations: School of Forest Resources, University of Georgia, Athens, GA

Publication date: November 1, 1993

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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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