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Height-diameter equations for young-growth red fir in California and southern OregonAuthor(s): K. Leroy Dolph
Source: Res. Note PSW-RN-408. Berkeley, CA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Southwest Forest and Range Experiment Station. 4 p
Publication Series: Research Note (RN)
Station: Pacific Southwest Research Station
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DescriptionTotal tree height of young-growth red fir can be estimated from the relation of total tree height to diameter outside bark at breast height (DOB). Total tree heights and corresponding diameters were obtained from stem analyses of 562 trees distributed across 56 sampling locations in the true fir forest type of California and Oregon. The resulting equations can predict total tree height as a function of DOB, site index, and stand basal area. Nonlinear regression was used to estimate the equation coefficients. The equations accounted for 70 to 76 percent of the observed variability in total tree heights.
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CitationDolph, K. Leroy. 1989. Height-diameter equations for young-growth red fir in California and southern Oregon. Res. Note PSW-RN-408. Berkeley, CA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Southwest Forest and Range Experiment Station. 4 p.
KeywordsAbies magnifica, height estimation, California, Oregon
- Predicting height increment of young-growth red fir in California and southern Oregon
- Risk-rating systems for mature red fir and white fir in northern California
- Polymorphic site index curves for red fir in California and southern Oregon
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