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    Author(s): Jim Steinman
    Date: 2000
    Source: In: Hansen, Mark; Burk, Tom, eds. Integrated tools for natural resources inventories in the 21st century. Gen. Tech. Rep. NC-212. St. Paul, MN: U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, Forest Service, North Central Forest Experiment Station. 334-339.
    Publication Series: General Technical Report (GTR)
    Station: North Central Research Station
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    The Forest Health Monitoring (FHM) Program was initiated in 1990 as a cooperative effort between the USDA Forest Service and the National Association of State Foresters. Program efforts include detecting changes in tree health from a national grid of one-sixth acre permanent sample plots. Tree data have been collected in various states since 1991, and include species, diameter at breast height (dbh), status (live, dead, or cut), and various ratings of crown condition and damage.

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    Steinman, Jim. 2000. Tracking the health of trees over time on forest health monitoring plots. In: Hansen, Mark; Burk, Tom, eds. Integrated tools for natural resources inventories in the 21st century. Gen. Tech. Rep. NC-212. St. Paul, MN: U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, Forest Service, North Central Forest Experiment Station. 334-339.

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