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    Author(s): James F. McCormack
    Date: 1955
    Source: Station Paper SFES-SP-060. Asheville, NC: USDA-Forest Service, Southeastern Forest Experiment Station. 8p.
    Publication Series: Other
    Station: Southeastern Forest Experiment Station
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    Foresters concerned with estimates of timber volume growth on any area or tract must first of all determine the rate of increase in tree size. The most important measurement, and often the only one made, is of the change in tree diameter at breast height over a specified period of years. Increment cores taken at this point 4.5 feet above ground are commonly used to measure the combined radial growth of a number of annual rings. This method provides data on the rate of wood growth, but it is impractical for measuring changes in bark, which slowly increases in thickness over the years.

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    McCormack, James F. 1955. An Allowance for Bark lncrement in Computing Tree Diameter Growth for Southeastern Species. Station Paper SFES-SP-060. Asheville, NC: USDA-Forest Service, Southeastern Forest Experiment Station. 8p.

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