Skip to Main Content
Reliability of tanoak volume equations when applied to different areasAuthor(s): Norman H. Pillsbury; Philip M. McDonald; Victor Simon
Source: Western Journal Applied Forestry. 10(2): 72-78
Publication Series: Scientific Journal (JRNL)
Station: Pacific Southwest Research Station
PDF: View PDF (956.2 KB)
DescriptionTree volume equations for tanoak (Lithocarpus densiflorus) were developed for seven stands throughout its natural range and compared by a volume prediction and a parameter difference method. The objective was to test if volume estimates from a species growing in a local, relatively uniform habitat could be applied more widely. Results indicated that they could not. Diameter slope coefficients and intercepts differed at the 5% probability level. Tree height slope coefficients did not differ, but when all slope coefficients (dbh and height) were combined, a significant difference was present. Overall, volume equations from different populations were significantly different, and the general rule of matching standard volume tables to specific stands is reinforced.
- You may send email to email@example.com to request a hard copy of this publication.
- (Please specify exactly which publication you are requesting and your mailing address.)
CitationPillsbury, N.H.; McDonald, P.M.; Simon, V. 1995. Reliability of tanoak volume equations when applied to different areas. Western Journal Applied Forestry. 10(2): 72-78.
- Lithocarpus densiflorus (Hook. & Arn.) Rehd. tanoak
- Stand Dynamics of Coast Redwood/Tanoak Forests Following Tanoak Decline
- Five years of monitoring infection and mortality in redwood tanoak forests
XML: View XML