Skip to Main Content
Crown development: an index of stand densityAuthor(s): John E. Krajicek; Kenneth A. Brinkman
Source: Station Note 108. Columbus, OH: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Central States Forest Experiment Station. 2 p.
Publication Series: Other
Station: Northern Research Station
PDF: View PDF (169.17 KB)
DescriptionA study of crown characteristics of several hundred open-grown oak, hickory, and Norway spruce trees in Iowa revealed a high correlation between stem diameter and crown area. Consideration of this relationship led to the idea that perhaps here was a realistic way to measure and evaluate stand density or stocking. If, given unlimited growing space, trees of a certain species and diameter developed crowns of almost identical size, why couldn't the extent to which this development is limited in a forest stand be used as an index of stand density?
- Check the Northern Research Station web site to request a printed copy of this publication.
- Our on-line publications are scanned and captured using Adobe Acrobat.
- During the capture process some typographical errors may occur.
- Please contact Sharon Hobrla, email@example.com if you notice any errors which make this publication unusable.
- We recommend that you also print this page and attach it to the printout of the article, to retain the full citation information.
- This article was written and prepared by U.S. Government employees on official time, and is therefore in the public domain.
CitationKrajicek, John E.; Brinkman, Kenneth A. 1957. Crown development: an index of stand density. Station Note 108. Columbus, OH: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Central States Forest Experiment Station. 2 p.
- Crown radius and diameter at breast height relationships for six bottomland hardwood species
- Third-Year Growth and Bole Quality Responses to Thinning in a Red Oak-Sweetgum Stand on a Minor Streambottom Site in West-Central Alabama
- Effects of seasonal prescribed fires on residual overstory trees in oak-dominate shelterwood stands
XML: View XML