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A Generalized Height-Diameter Equation for Coastal California Species

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The equation H = Hm exp [-b(D-c - Dm-c)] is proposed for estimating the total height of trees on growth and inventory plots. This estimator requires only the computation of average dbh (Dm) and average total height (Hm) of a sample of trees selected from the upper one-fifth of the stand diameter distribution. The procedure is also efficient because this stand component is also used to estimate site index. With small samples, these equations were found to be accurate in local volume table construction. Results are illustrated using redwood (Sequoia sempervirens) and Douglas-fir (Pseudotsuga menziesii) data from northern California. West. J. Appl. For. 3(4):113-115, October 1988.
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Document Type: Journal Article

Affiliations: Department of Forestry and Resource Management, University of California, Berkeley 94720

Publication date: 1988-10-01

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