Compatible taper and volume equations for young longleaf pine plantations in southwest GeorgiaThis article is part of a larger document. View the larger document here.
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.