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The reliability of volume functions based on spruce tree species in Slovenia

Gal Kušar and David Hladnik and Milan Hočevar (2013) The reliability of volume functions based on spruce tree species in Slovenia. Acta Silvae et Ligni (102). pp. 43-54. ISSN 2335-3112

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    Various volume functions used for tree volume estimations were compared by the authors. Using section measurements (Newton’s method), they calculated the real tree volumes of 88 felled spruce trees on the Pokljuka plateau. The real tree volumes were used to form regional three-entry volume functions, (two-entry) volume tables, and tariff functions. The standard error of the average tree volume estimation is the lowest for three-entry volume functions (5.0%), then for volume tables (11.7%), and the highest for tariffs (15.1%). The reliability and applicability of the developed regional and other volume functions was verified on two one-hectare research plots. It was established that by applying the adapted German volume tables, the measured spruce volumes were too high. As the volumes measured in this manner are used when determining the adapted tariffs in Slovenia, this procedure results in a tariff class of at least 5% too high tree volumes.

    Item Type: Article
    Keywords: volume functions, tree volume, growing stock, spruce (Picea abies), Pokljuka plateau
    Link to COBISS: http://www.cobiss.si/scripts/cobiss?command=SEARCH&base=COBIB&select=ID= 3783846
    Divisions: Biotechnical Faculty, Department of Forestry > Group for Landscape forestry and spatial informatics
    Item ID: 123
    Date Deposited: 16 Jan 2014 14:35
    Last Modified: 30 May 2016 13:47
    URI: http://eprints.gozdis.si/id/eprint/123

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