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Title: Tree Data (TD)

Author: Keane, Robert E.;

Date: 2006

Source: In: Lutes, Duncan C.; Keane, Robert E.; Caratti, John F.; Key, Carl H.; Benson, Nathan C.; Sutherland, Steve; Gangi, Larry J. 2006. FIREMON: Fire effects monitoring and inventory system. Gen. Tech. Rep. RMRS-GTR-164-CD. Fort Collins, CO: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station. p. TD-1-23

Publication Series: General Technical Report (GTR)

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Description: The Tree Data (TD) methods are used to sample individual live and dead trees on a fixed-area plot to estimate tree density, size, and age class distributions before and after fire in order to assess tree survival and mortality rates. This method can also be used to sample individual shrubs if they are over 4.5 ft tall. When trees are larger than the user-specified breakpoint diameter the following are recorded: diameter at breast height, height, age, growth rate, crown length, insect/disease/abiotic damage, crown scorch height, and bole char height. Trees less than breakpoint diameter and taller than 4.5 ft are tallied by species-diameter-status class. Trees less than 4.5 ft tall are tallied by species-height-status class and sampled on a subplot within the macroplot. Snag measurements are made on a snag plot that is usually larger than the macroplot. Snag characteristics include species, height, decay class, and cause of mortality.

Keywords: monitoring, fire effects, inventory, sample design, sampling methods, fuels, burn severity, analysis

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Keane, Robert E. 2006. Tree Data (TD). In: Lutes, Duncan C.; Keane, Robert E.; Caratti, John F.; Key, Carl H.; Benson, Nathan C.; Sutherland, Steve; Gangi, Larry J. 2006. FIREMON: Fire effects monitoring and inventory system. Gen. Tech. Rep. RMRS-GTR-164-CD. Fort Collins, CO: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station. p. TD-1-23

 


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