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Predicting diameters inside bark for 10 important hardwood speciesAuthor(s): Donald E. Hilt; Everette D. Rast; Herman J. Bailey
Source: Res. Pap. NE-531. Broomall, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northeastern Forest Experiement Station. 7p.
Publication Series: Research Paper (RP)
Station: Northeastern Research Station
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DescriptionGeneral models for predicting DIB/DOB ratios up the stem, applicable over wide geographic areas, have been developed for 10 important hardwood species. Results indicate that the ratios either decrease or remain constant up the stem. Methods for adjusting the general models to local conditions are presented. The prediction models can be used in conjunction with optical dendrometer measurements or stem taper equations to convert outside bark diameters to inside bark diameters.
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CitationHilt, Donald E.; Rast, Everette D.; Bailey, Herman J. 1983. Predicting diameters inside bark for 10 important hardwood species. Res. Pap. NE-531. Broomall, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northeastern Forest Experiement Station. 7p.
KeywordsBark thickness, oaks
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