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Taper-based system for estimating stem volumes of upland oaksAuthor(s): Donald E. Hilt
Source: Res. Pap. NE-458. Broomall, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northeastern Forest Experiment Station. 12p.
Publication Series: Research Paper (RP)
Station: Northeastern Research Station
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DescriptionA taper-based system for estimating stem volumes is developed for Central States upland oaks. Inside bark diameters up the stem are predicted as a function of dbhib, total height, and powers and relative height. A Fortran IV computer program, OAKVOL, is used to predict cubic and board-foot volumes to any desired merchantable top dib. Volumes of test trees were predicted with acceptable accuracy. Other uses for the taper-based system are discussed.
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CitationHilt, Donald E. 1980. Taper-based system for estimating stem volumes of upland oaks. Res. Pap. NE-458. Broomall, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northeastern Forest Experiment Station. 12p.
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