Compatible stem volume and taper equations for Brutian pine, Cedar of Lebanon, and Cilicica fir in Turkey

Brooks J. R. , JİANG L., Ozcelik R.

FOREST ECOLOGY AND MANAGEMENT, vol.256, pp.147-151, 2008 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 256
  • Publication Date: 2008
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.foreco.2008.04.018
  • Page Numbers: pp.147-151


Compatible segmented taper and volume functions were developed for Brutian pine, Cedar of Lebanon, and Cilicica fir in Turkey. The proposed models generally performed better for the whole tree, especially for Cilicica fir. Average diameter prediction error was less than 2.2 cm and average volume error was less than 0.009 m(3). The proposed models provide needed merchantable stem volume and diameter estimates to any point in the bole based on the 10 relative height classes examined for the three species. Model estimates compared well to existing volume tables currently employed for these three important commercial species. (C) 2008 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.