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Title: Specific gravity and other properties of wood and bark for 156 tree species found in North America

Author: Miles, Patrick D.; Smith, W. Brad.

Date: 2009

Source: Res. Note NRS-38. Newtown Square, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northern Research Station. 35 p.

Publication Series: Research Note (RN)

Description:

This paper reports information for the estimation of biomass for 156 tree species found in North America for use in national forest inventory applications. We present specific gravities based on average green volume as well as 12 percent moisture content volume for calculation of oven-dry biomass. Additional information is included on bark thickness, bark voids, and bark percentages by species and green and dry weight of wood and bark.

Note: Values in Table 5 were corrected on Feb. 10, 2010. See page 35 of this publication.

Keywords: bark percentage, bark thickness, biomass, tree volume, dry weight, green weight

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Miles, Patrick D.; Smith, W. Brad. 2009. Specific gravity and other properties of wood and bark for 156 tree species found in North America. Res. Note NRS-38. Newtown Square, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northern Research Station. 35 p.

 


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