Accession Number:

AD0735784

Title:

A Technique for Quantifying Forest Stands for Management Evaluations.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. Mar 70-Jun 71,

Corporate Author:

ARMY ENGINEER WATERWAYS EXPERIMENT STATION VICKSBURG MISS

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1971-12-01

Pagination or Media Count:

137.0

Abstract:

In this study, a system for describing the three-dimensional geometry of trees and stands is presented. The system consists of two survey instruments, a theodolite and transit, and basic triangulation principles. A spotting laser has recently been added to the system to facilitate the spotting of the tree nodes to be surveyed. Measurements were made of 16 Douglas-fir trees within a fertilized stand and an unfertilized stand in the A. E. Thompson Research Area, near Seattle, Washington, and two shortleaf pines and a hickory at the Texarkana Reservoir, near Texarkana, Texas. A measure of wood productivity or growth for the Douglas firs was made by sampling the trees before April 1970 the start of and after October 1970 a seasons growth. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Forestry

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE