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    Author(s): Lichun Jiang; John R. Brooks; Alexander Clark
    Date: 2010
    Source: In: Stanturf, John A., ed. 2010. Proceedings of the 14th biennial southern silvicultural research conference. Gen. Tech. Rep. SRS–121. Asheville, NC: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Southern Research Station. 375-378.
    Publication Series: General Technical Report (GTR)
    Station: Southern Research Station
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    Inside and outside bark taper equations as well as compatible cubic foot volume equations were developed from felled tree data selected from young longleaf pine plantations that are part of an existing growth and yield study located in the Flint River drainage of southwest Georgia. A Max-Burkhart taper model was selected as the basic model form due to the accuracy found when applied to other southern pine species. Average diameter prediction error was approximately 0.25 inch and volume prediction error was less than 0.032 cubic feet.

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    Jiang, Lichun; Brooks, John R.; Clark III, Alexander. 2010. Compatible taper and volume equations for young longleaf pine plantations in southwest Georgia. In: Stanturf, John A., ed. 2010. Proceedings of the 14th biennial southern silvicultural research conference. Gen. Tech. Rep. SRS–121. Asheville, NC: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Southern Research Station. 375-378.

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