Compatible taper and volume equations for young longleaf pine plantations in southwest Georgia

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  • Authors: Jiang, Lichun; Brooks, John R.; Clark, Alexander
  • Publication Year: 2010
  • Publication Series: General Technical Report (GTR)
  • Source: In: Stanturf, John A., ed. 2010. Proceedings of the 14th biennial southern silvicultural research conference. Gen. Tech. Rep. SRS–121. Asheville, NC: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Southern Research Station. 375-378.

Abstract

Inside and outside bark taper equations as well as compatible cubic foot volume equations were developed from felled tree data selected from young longleaf pine plantations that are part of an existing growth and yield study located in the Flint River drainage of southwest Georgia. A Max-Burkhart taper model was selected as the basic model form due to the accuracy found when applied to other southern pine species. Average diameter prediction error was approximately 0.25 inch and volume prediction error was less than 0.032 cubic feet.

  • Citation: Jiang, Lichun; Brooks, John R.; Clark III, Alexander 2010. Compatible taper and volume equations for young longleaf pine plantations in southwest Georgia. In: Stanturf, John A., ed. 2010. Proceedings of the 14th biennial southern silvicultural research conference. Gen. Tech. Rep. SRS–121. Asheville, NC: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Southern Research Station. 375-378.
  • Posted Date: August 12, 2010
  • Modified Date: October 14, 2010
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