Canadian Forest Service Publications

Biomass equations for six commercial tree species in Quebec. 1985. Ouellet, D. The Forestry Chronicle 61: 218-222.

Year: 1985

Issued by: Laurentian Forestry Centre

Catalog ID: 14766

Language: English

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Six commercial species were sampled throughout Quebec and prediction equations of ovendry masses for the total above-ground tree and its components were constructed. The coniferous species are: eastern white cedar (Thuya occidentalis L.) and eastern hemlock (Tsuga canadensis (L.) Carr.). The deciduous species are: red maple (Acer rubrum L.), white ash (Fraxinus americana L.), black ash (Fraxinus nigra Marsh.), and beech (Fagus grandifolia Ehrh.). The components expressed in ovendry masses are: the total tree, the stem, the merchantable stem, the wood and bark of the merchantable stem, and the crown. A nonlinear model is used with the diameter at breast height and the total height as predictors.