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Volume Equations for Canyon Live Oak in the San Bernardino Mountains of Southern California

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Local and standard volume equations were developed for dense stands of canyon live oak (Quercus chrysolepis Liebm.) in the San Bernardino Mountains. The equations were developed in both English and metric units for two utilization standards: total tree volume and wood volume. Seventy-two sample trees were divided into segments for measurement of upper and lower diameters and lengths using a relaskop. Segment volumes were summed to obtain tree volume. Tree volumes were regressed against height and diameter to develop the volume equations. These equations were compared with equations previously developed for canyon live oak sampled throughout its range statewide. An F* test calculation showed a significant difference between the two equations at the 0.99 probability level. The equations developed for this study are better suited for volume estimation of canyon live oak in the San Bernardino Mountains than those previously developed. West. J. Appl. For. 9(2): 00-00.

Document Type: Journal Article

Affiliations: Natural Resources Management Department, California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, CA 93407

Publication date: 1994-04-01

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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 Western Journal of Applied Forestry covers the western United States, including Alaska, and western Canada; WJAF will also consider manuscripts reporting research in northern Mexico that has potential application in the southwestern United States.
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