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    Author(s): K. Leroy Dolph
    Date: 1989
    Source: Res. Note PSW-RN-409. 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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    Inside bark diameters of young-growth red fir can be estimated from the relationship of inside bark diameter 10 outside bark diameter at breast height. Inside and outside bark diameter were obtained from stem analyses of 562 trees distributed across 56 sampling locations in the true fir forest type of California and southern Oregon. The resulting equation can predict inside bark diameter as a function of outside bark diameter. Because stand basal area and site index also influence the inside-outside bark diameter relationship, an additional equation that includes both of these independent variables is given. Weighted, nonlinear regression was used to estimate the equation coefficients. Application of the prediction equations in calculating past tree diameter is discussed.

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    Dolph, K. Leroy. 1989. Nonlinear equations for predictiing diameter inside bark at breast height for young-growth red fir in California and southern Oregon. Res. Note PSW-RN-409. Berkeley, CA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Southwest Forest and Range Experiment Station. 4 p.

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    Abies magnifica, diameter estimation, bark thickness, past diameters, California, Oregon

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