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Estimating tree volume using a new form factor


, : Estimating tree volume using a new form factor. Commonwealth Forestry Review 73(1): 14-17

The use of cylinder form factor in tree volume estimation is discussed together with the use of Girard form class and the normal and absolute form quotients. A new estimator of cylinder form factor was derived which uses two stem diameter measurements at 0.5 ft (15.2 cm) and 5.0 ft (1.52 m) above ground level, conveniently measured by a person standing next to the tree.

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Accession: 002373058

DOI: 10.2307/42606989

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