Skip to page content
USDA Forest Service
  
Treesearch

Research & Development Treesearch

 
Treesearch Home
About Treesearch
Contact Us
Research & Development
Forest Products Lab
International Institute of Tropical Forestry
Northern
Pacific Northwest
Pacific Southwest
Rocky Mountain
Southern Research Station
Help
 

Science.gov - We Participate


USA.gov  Government Made Easy


Global Forest Information Service

US Forest Service
P.O. Box 96090
Washington, D.C.
20090-6090

(202) 205-8333

You are here: Home / Search / Publication Information
Bookmark and Share

Publication Information

View PDF (70 KB bytes)

Title: Merchantable Volume and Weights of Mahoe in Puerto Rican Plantations

Author: Francis, John K.;

Date: 1989

Source: Res. Note SO-355. New Orleans, LA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Southern Forest Experiment Station. 4 p.

Publication Series: Research Note (RN)

Description: Mahoe (Hibiscus elatus Sw.), a fast-growing tree whose wood is considered valuable, is planted and managed primarily in the West Indies. Until now, volume and weight tables have not been available for the species. Data used in this paper were collected from 50 felled trees in a range of sizes from plantations across Puerto Rico. Using linear regression techniques, equations were derived to construct tables for merchantable bole volume, with and without bark, and green and dry weights of merchantable boles. A local volume curve is also presented that can be used to estimate merchantable volumes with bark from diameter measurements at breast height. Heartwood diameter can be predicted from inside-bark diameter and height on the stem.

Publication Notes:

  • We recommend that you also print this page and attach it to the printout of the article, to retain the full citation information.
  • This article was written and prepared by U.S. Government employees on official time, and is therefore in the public domain.
  • You may send email to pubrequest@fs.fed.us to request a hard copy of this publication. (Please specify exactly which publication you are requesting and your mailing address.)

XML: View XML

Citation:


Francis, John K. 1989. Merchantable Volume and Weights of Mahoe in Puerto Rican Plantations. Res. Note SO-355. New Orleans, LA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Southern Forest Experiment Station. 4 p.

 


 [ Get Acrobat ]  Get the latest version of the Adobe Acrobat reader or Acrobat Reader for Windows with Search and Accessibility

USDA logo which links to the department's national site. Forest Service logo which links to the agency's national site.