Relative stand density: why do we need to know?

S. L. Stout, B. C. Larson

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Measures of relative stand density assess crowding in forest stands by comparing the growing space available per tree with growing space available to trees in open-grown conditions or in maximum density stands of the same species composition and average tree size. Because current measures differ in their handling of tree size and reference line, and do not provide identical results, the measure used should reflect management objectives. -from Authors

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)73-79
Number of pages7
JournalGeneral Technical Report - US Department of Agriculture, Forest Service
Issue numberINT-243
StatePublished - Jan 1 1988

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Environmental Science
  • General Earth and Planetary Sciences


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