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    Author(s): James A. Beck; Dennis E. Teeguarden; Dale O. Hall
    Date: 1966
    Source: California Forest and Forest Products. 44: 6 p.
    Publication Series: Other
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    Foresters sometimes must estimate the timber volume that recently existed on cutover forest land. This may be necessary, for example, if a stand killed by fire was salvage logged before an inventory of killed timber could be made; or in cases where the timber was cut and removed by a trespasser. Usual procedure in these situations is to cruise the tract, taking diameter inside-bark (d.i.b.) measurements on stumps. Then tree diameter breast high (d.b.h.) is estimated using the rule-of-thumb that "d.b.h. equals stump d.i.b." Finally, given an estimate of d.b.h., tree volume is obtained from a volume table.

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    Beck, James A., Jr.; Teeguarden, Dennis E.; Hall, Dale O. 1966. Stump diameter--d.b.h. relationships for young-growth mixed conifer species. California Forest and Forest Products. 44: 6 p.

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