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Method for estimating potential tree-grade distributions for northeastern forest species

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Year Published

1993

Publication

Res. Pap. NE-670. Radnor, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northeastern Forest Experiment Station. 12 p.

Abstract

Generalized logistic regression was used to distribute trees into four potential tree grades for 20 northeastern species groups. The potential tree grade is defined as the tree grade based on the length and amount of clear cuttings and defects only, disregarding minimum grading diameter. The algorithms described use site index and tree diameter as the predictive variables, allowing the equations to be incorporated into individual-tree growth and yield simulators such as NE-TWIGS.

Keywords

Generalized logistic regression; NE-TWIGS; growth and yield simulators

Citation

Yaussy, Daniel A. 1993. Method for estimating potential tree-grade distributions for northeastern forest species. Res. Pap. NE-670. Radnor, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northeastern Forest Experiment Station. 12 p. https://doi.org/10.2737/NE-RP-670.

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