Lodgepole pine and white spruce crown fuel weights predicted from diameter at breast height
Document Type: Journal Article
Author(s): A. F. Johnson; P. M. Woodard; S. J. Titus
Publication Year: 1990

Cataloging Information

  • Alberta
  • biomass
  • Canada
  • coniferous forests
  • crowns
  • diameter classes
  • distribution
  • foliage
  • forest management
  • fuel accumulation
  • fuel loading
  • overstory
  • Picea glauca
  • pine forests
  • Pinus contorta
  • sampling
  • size classes
  • statistical analysis
  • trees
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Record Last Modified: June 1, 2018
FRAMES Record Number: 33357
Tall Timbers Record Number: 7502
TTRS Location Status: In-file
TTRS Call Number: Fire File
TTRS Abstract Status: Okay, Fair use, Reproduced by permission

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Regression equations that predict the foliage and roundwood biomass by diameter classes: 0.0-0.5 cm, 0.5-1.0 cm, 1.0-3.0cm, 3.0-5.0 cm, 5.0-7.0 cm and 7.0-10.0 cm given diameter at breast height (dbh) were developed for lodgepole pine and white spruce. Common to the Prairie Provinces the allometric model y = adbh fit the data well for all component categories except the roundwood classes > 3.0 cm. the r2 values generally exceed .80 and SEE were small. The larger size classes are best predicted by multiplying the number of trees affected by a constant. The management value of this new information is significant when viewed from an ecologic perspective.© The Canadian Institute of Forestry/Institut forestier du Canada. Abstract reproduced by permission.

Online Link(s):
Johnson, A. F., P. M. Woodard, and S. J. Titus. 1990. Lodgepole pine and white spruce crown fuel weights predicted from diameter at breast height. Forestry Chronicle, p. 596-599.