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    The profile model of Max and Burkhart was fit to eight tree species in the Pacific Northwest Region (Oregon and Washington) of the Forest Service. Most estimates of merchantable volume had an average error less than 10% when applied to independent test data for three national forests.

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    Czaplewski, Raymond L.; Brown, Amy S.; Guenther, Dale G. 1989. Estimating merchantable tree volume in Oregon and Washington using stem profile models. Res. Pap. RM-RP-286. Fort Collins, CO: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Forest and Range Experiment Station. 15 p.


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