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Unformatted text preview: Memorandum To: Fred Cubbage Professor From: Philip Mead Forestry Student Email: [email protected] Date: September 11, 2007 Re: Lab Assignment #1: Stand Tables, Yield Tables, Estimation, References Timber growth and yield tables are used by foresters to assess the production of a specific stand of trees. The stand being evaluated in this particular case is a loblolly pine plantation, planted at 700 trees per acre on cutover site-prepared tract. This plantation has a site index of 65 feet at a base age of 25 years, with a rotation age of 30 years with no thinning. Stand and stock tables used to obtain volume values were gathered from Amateis (1982). In order to determine the yield of this stand, a stand and stock table was obtained from a credible source, providing volume values for a stand that matched the known data. Unfortunately, there was no information available on a stand with a site index of 65. In order to compensate for this, all other information was held constant and the values in a table for site index 60 were averaged with the...
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- Plantation, Loblolly pine, Diameter at breast height, site index, H. E. Burkhart