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Unformatted text preview: the bottom of the stick corresponding to the ground. Read the stick all the way to the top of the tree. This measurement will come cut in number in boards, and you must convert it to number of feet. There are 16 feet in one board. The next step is to find the species of the tree. In order to do this you must use your tree identification guides or your field notebooks. You may use further references if you can not identify a tree using your tree identification guides or field notebooks. In identifying a trees health you must take into consideration the fact that there could be basal scars which reside from forest fires. You must also observe different types of funguses, insects, and any other damages the tree might have. The final step is to identify the undergrowth. We can identify shrubbery and herbaceous plants growing. We must split it up into percentages such as 0 to 25%, 26 to 50%, 51 to 75%, and 76 to 100% of undergrowth....
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- Spring '08