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Title: Relationships of inside and outside bark diameters for young growth mixed-conifer species in the Sierra Nevada

Author: Dolph, K. Leroy;

Date: 1984

Source: Res. Note PSW-RN-368. Berkeley, CA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Southwest Forest and Range Experiment Station. 4 p

Publication Series: Research Note (RN)

Description: The linear relationship of inside to outside bark diameter at breast height provides a basis for estimating diameter inside bark from diameter outside bark. Estimates of diameter inside bark and past diameter outside bark are useful in predicting growth and yield. During field seasons 1979-1982, data were obtained from stem analysis of 931 trees in young-growth stands of the mixed-conifer type on the westside Sierra Nevada of California. Species included were coast Douglas-fir, California white fir, incense-cedar, sugar pine, ponderosa pine, and Jeffrey pine. This note provides equations for estimating inside bark diameters, double bark thickness, and past outside bark diameters for each of the species studied.

Keywords: Pseudotsuga menziesii, Pinus ponderosa, Abies concolor, Pinus lambertiana, Libocedrus decurrens, Pinus jeffreyi, diameter estimation, bark thickness, past diameters, Sierra Nevada, California

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Dolph, K. Leroy 1984. Relationships of inside and outside bark diameters for young growth mixed-conifer species in the Sierra Nevada. Res. Note PSW-RN-368. Berkeley, CA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Southwest Forest and Range Experiment Station. 4 p

 


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