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Users guide for noble fir bough cruiser.Author(s): Roger D. Fight; Keith A. Blatner; Roger C. Chapman; William E. Schlosser
Source: Gen. Tech. Rep. PNW-GTR-644. Portland, OR: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Northwest Research Station. 8 p
Publication Series: General Technical Report (GTR)
Station: Pacific Northwest Research Station
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DescriptionThe bough cruiser spreadsheet was developed to provide a method for cruising noble fir (Abies procera Rehd.) stands to estimate the weight of boughs that might be harvested. No boughs are cut as part of the cruise process. The approach is based on a two-stage sample. The first stage consists of fixed-radius plots that are used to estimate the number of merchantable noble fir trees per acre. The second stage consists of sample trees that are used to estimate the weight of boughs per tree. The software produces a report with the estimated weight of boughs per tree and per acre.
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CitationFight, Roger D.; Blatner, Keith A.; Chapman, Roger C.; Schlosser, William E. 2005. Users guide for noble fir bough cruiser. Gen. Tech. Rep. PNW-GTR-644. Portland, OR: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Northwest Research Station. 8 p
KeywordsNoble fir, boughs, cruise, sampling, inventory, software
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