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Specific gravity and tree weight of single-tree samples of grand fir

Albert R. Stage

Specific gravity and tree weight of single-tree samples of grand fir

by Albert R. Stage

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Published by Intermountain Forest & Range Experiment Station, Forest Service, U.S. Dept. of Agriculture in Ogden, Utah .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Abies grandis.,
  • Wood -- Density.,
  • Forests and forestry -- Measurement -- Mathematical models.

  • Edition Notes

    Bibliography: p. 11.

    StatementAlbert R. Stage.
    SeriesU.S. Forest Service research paper INT -- 4.
    ContributionsIntermountain Forest and Range Experiment Station (Ogden, Utah)
    The Physical Object
    Pagination11 p. :
    Number of Pages11
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL16022622M

    specific adjustment factors were then created so that one can easily modify the generic weight estimate to make it species specific. Option One: Measure Diameter Only. This option is predicated on the landowner having only a standard tape measure to determine the size of the tree stem and no way of esti­ mating the tree height. The tree stem.   For example, a tree 9 inches in diameter with 40 feet of merchantable height will have a weight of tons or a volume of cords. Ten trees of this size would have tons or cords. The board-foot tree volumes on the stick and the pulpwood weights and volumes in the table are for trees in Virginia growing under average conditions.

    Douglas-fir tree were deleted from the sample, leaving 79 trees per species for the entire study. 2/Diameter of tree bole at 4 ½ feet above ground level as meas- ured on the uphill side of the tree. 3/Trees selected in the three 5-acre plots ( samples) were screened for major defects and external damage determined. Samples of five pairs of fertilized and non-fertilized year-old natural balsam fir (Abiesbalsamea (L.) Mill.) growing in the Quebec boreal forest region were pulped by the kraft process and the.

    Four conifer species (Douglas-fir, western hemlock, western redcedar, and grand fir) were studied on two different sites in western Oregon, USA. Carbon isotope (13C) analysis was used to study intrinsic water use efficiency (iWUE) and X-ray densitometry was used to measure specific gravity, ring width, and latewood percent. Wood, in the strict sense, is yielded by trees, which increase in diameter by the formation, between the existing wood and the inner bark, of new woody layers which envelop the entire stem, living branches, and process is known as secondary growth; it is the result of cell division in the vascular cambium, a lateral meristem, and subsequent expansion of the new cells.


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Specific gravity and tree weight of single-tree samples of grand fir. Ogden, Utah: Intermountain Forest & Range Experiment Station, Forest Service, U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, (OCoLC) Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication: Document Type: Book: All Authors / Contributors.

Specific gravity and tree weight of single-tree samples of grand fir / Related Titles. Series: U.S. Forest Service research paper INT. 4 By. Stage, Albert R. Intermountain Forest and Range Experiment Station (Ogden, Utah) Type.

Book Material. Specific gravity and tree weight of single-tree samples of grand fir. Ogden, Utah: Intermountain Forest & Range Experiment Station, Forest Service, U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, (OCoLC) Material Type: Document, Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource: Document Type: Internet Resource.

Bibliography: p. Specific gravity and tree weight of single-tree samples of grand fir Item Preview. Specific gravity and tree weight of single-tree samples of grand fir / By Albert R. Stage and Utah) Intermountain Forest and Range Experiment Station (Ogden.

Abstract. Specific gravity and tree weight of single-tree samples of grand fir / Albert R. Stage. By Albert R. Stage. Abstract. 11 p. Topics: Abies grandis., Wood--Density., Forests and forestry--Measurement-- Mathematical models. Publisher: Ogden, Utah: Intermountain Forest & Range Experiment.

For instance, American Beech (Fagus grandifolia) could be as low as for its basic specific gravity, or up to for its specific gravity based on 12% MC weight and volume. (And if the wood were still green and above its fiber saturation point, its specific gravity could be overindicating that it.

Basic specific gravity is not given in most online reference pages, but they can be found for many species around the world in Tables, and of the Wood Handbook. (The basic specific gravity is identified by that at "green" moisture content in the tables, as opposed to the specific gravities listed at 12% moisture content.).

Estimate the volume of the entire tree. This is a difficult quantity to estimate accurately and is ordinarily a question for experts. You may want to consult with a librarian, a forester, or a dendrologist (a tree botanist), although if you do that then you may as well ask them about the tree's weight directly.

Specific Gravity and Other Properties of Wood and Bark for Tree Species Found in North America (Patrick D. Miles, W. Brad Smith) Keep in mind that the values provided in the list are average values for green weight of bark and wood at certain moisture content.

* Legal disclaimer: Wagner has compiled species’ average specific gravity (SG) values (wood volume at 12% moisture content (MC) and oven-dry weight) from industry-accepted 3rd-party sources (USDA Forest Products Laboratory as an example) and provides this list for free with no implied an SG value listed in Wagner Meters’ manuals or website has been verified by Wagner, this.

Specific gravity is often used in place of density to standardize comparisons of wood species - as with density, the higher the specific gravity, the heavier the wood, and the stronger it tends to be.

At a moisture content of 12 percent, most woods have a specific gravity between to (water has a specific gravity of ). average specific gravity of each inch pulp­ wood stick was computed as the mean specific gravity of the disks at either end of each stick.

A single disk cut at breast height was used to estimate the specific gravity of the,butt stick. The average specific gravity of the tree was cal­.

Specific Gravity (Basic, 12% MC), Janka Hardness: lb f (1, N) Comments: Balsam Fir is a favorite Christmas tree species, and its resin is used to make Canada balsam.

Such resin (when purified) has very good optical qualities, and was used as an adhesive in bonding optical elements and lenses up until the s, when it was. commercial tree species found in the Pacific North-west (Gholz et al. Figure shows an example of biomass dis-tribution of a 16 inch ( cm) dbh Douglas-fir tree as calculated from the equations in Table About 83% of the biomass of this tree is above-ground and 17% is below-ground.

The stem, in. The wood specific gravity also presents substantial variations within a tree, both along its vertical[10,29] and its radial profile[18,26,30]. Exceptional radial variations have been reported for large tropical pioneer species where the ratio between the outer and the inner wood can reach fold[ 20 ].

the tree stem and no way of estima­ ting the tree height. The tree stem should be measured at a point feet above the ground (breast height). The tape should measure the circum­ ference of the tree stem in inches.

This value can be used in Table 1 or it can be divided by (pi) to provide the diameter (DBH) of the tree stem in inches. Weight: Specific gravity or density may be related to important wood attributes, such as mechanical strength, shrinkage, paper-forming properties, and cutting forces required in ma-chining.

In assessing the use potential of a species, specific gravity often receives first atten-tion. Variations in specific gravity within trees. Growth rate: porous hardwoods- density tends to increase as growth rate increases Remember we discussed earlier in the term that ring porous woods lay down the same amount of early wood vessels regardless of the rate of growth and that the increase in growth rate is made up of dense late wood fibers.

An increment borer is the primary tool used to extract cores from living trees for analysis of growth trends based on inspection of the tree’s ring patterns (Fig.

1).The tool was originally developed in Germany ca. (Pressler ) and has changed little since its original design (Schweingruber ; Grissino-Mayer ).The tool consists of a handle, an auger bit, and a small half. Grand Fir, ‘abies grandis’ The grand fir is one of the tallest firs, reaching heights of feet.

It is easily distinguished from other Pacific Northwest firs by its sprays of lustrous needles in two distinct rows. They are usually horizontally spread so that both the upper and lower sides of the branches are clearly visible.GENERAL BOTANICAL CHARACTERISTICS: White fir is a large, native, coniferous tree.

Mature white fir trees in the central Sierra Nevada are to feet ( m) tall, and 40 to 80 inches ( m) dbh, but may grow larger [,].Rocky mountain white fir rarely exceeds feet (38 m) tall or 3 feet ( m) in diameter [].Bark on young trunks is smooth, gray and blistered with resin.

The specific gravity (SG) of wood is a measure of the amount of structural material a tree species allocates to support and strength. In recent years, wood specific gravity, traditionally a forester's variable, has become the domain of ecologists exploring the universality of plant functional traits and conservationists estimating global carbon stocks.