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Pinevol: a user's guide to a volume calculator for southern pinesAuthor(s): Daniel J. Leduc
Source: Gen. Tech. Rep. SRS-95. Asheville, NC: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Southern Research Station. 12 p.
Publication Series: General Technical Report (GTR)
Station: Southern Research Station
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DescriptionTaper functions describe a model of the actual geometric shape of a tree. When this shape is assumed to be known, volume by any log rule and to any merchantability standard can be calculated. PINEVOL is a computer program for calculating the volume of the major southern pines using species-specific bole taper functions. It can use the Doyle, Scribner, or International ¼-inch log rules or calculate solid wood volume inside or outside of bark. This document describes the methods used in volume calculation in PINEVOL and is a program user’s guide.
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CitationLeduc, Daniel J. 2006. Pinevol: a user''s guide to a volume calculator for southern pines. Gen. Tech. Rep. SRS-95. Asheville, NC: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Southern Research Station. 12 p.
KeywordsLoblolly pine, longleaf pine, shortleaf pine, slash pine, stem profile equations, taper functions
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