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    Author(s): Donald E. Hilt; Martin E. Dale
    Date: 1982
    Source: Res. Pap. NE-493. Broomall, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northeastern Forest Experiment Station. 9p.
    Publication Series: Research Paper (RP)
    Station: Northeastern Research Station
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    Forest growth models that use predicted tree diameters or diameter distributions require a reliable height-prediction model to obtain volume estimates because future height-diameter relationships will not necessarily be the same as the present height-diameter relationship. A total tree height prediction equation for even-aged upland oak stands is presented. Predicted tree heights follow a biologically consistent progression with increasing dbh, age, and site index. The consistent progression of heights does not allow erratic or illogical volume increments. The proposed equation satisfactorily predicted the heights of 4,619 oak trees measured in six states.

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    Hilt, Donald E.; Dale, Martin E. 1982. Height prediction equations for even-aged upland oak stands. Res. Pap. NE-493. Broomall, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northeastern Forest Experiment Station. 9p.

    Keywords

    Height prediction, upland oaks

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