Adjustments to forest inventory and analysis estimates of 2001 saw-log volumes for Kentucky
The 2001 Kentucky Forest Inventory and Analysis survey overestimated hardwood saw-log volume in tree grade 1. This occurred because 2001 field crews classified too many trees as grade 1 trees. Data collected by quality assurance crews were used to generate two types of adjustments, one based on the proportion of trees misclassified and the other on the proportion of saw-log volume misclassified. Measures of variability for the estimated proportions were based on a cluster sampling design. Both methods significantly reduced estimated saw-log volume in tree grade 1. We believe that the saw-log volume approach is superior to the tree approach, but that both approaches generate improved estimates of tree grade saw-log volumes. The standard errors of the adjustment proportions are given and can be used to calculate standard errors of the adjusted values.