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Single-entry volume table for Pinus brutia in a planted peri-urban forest


Abstract


Brutia pine is a Mediterranean tree species of high ecological value, widely planted for soil protection, windbreaks and timber, both in its native area and elsewhere in the Mediterranean region. However, there is not yet enough information relating its growth dynamics and yield. The aim of this study was to evaluate the volume of Pinus brutia in a planted peri-urban forest (reforested area) in Greece. A single-entry, individual tree volume model has been developed using data from 18 permanent experimental plots, in the context of a research project regarding recovery of degraded coniferous forests.


Keywords

Pinus brutia; volume equation; volume estimation; volume table.

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.12899/asr-1437

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