Pinevol: a user's guide to a volume calculator for southern pines

  • Authors: Leduc, Daniel J.
  • Publication Year: 2006
  • Publication Series: General Technical Report (GTR)
  • Source: Gen. Tech. Rep. SRS-95. Asheville, NC: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Southern Research Station. 12 p.

Abstract

Taper functions describe a model of the actual geometric shape of a tree. When this shape is assumed to be known, volume by any log rule and to any merchantability standard can be calculated. PINEVOL is a computer program for calculating the volume of the major southern pines using species-specific bole taper functions. It can use the Doyle, Scribner, or International ¼-inch log rules or calculate solid wood volume inside or outside of bark. This document describes the methods used in volume calculation in PINEVOL and is a program user’s guide.

  • Citation: Leduc, Daniel J. 2006. Pinevol: a user''s guide to a volume calculator for southern pines. Gen. Tech. Rep. SRS-95. Asheville, NC: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Southern Research Station. 12 p.
  • Keywords: Loblolly pine, longleaf pine, shortleaf pine, slash pine, stem profile equations, taper functions
  • Posted Date: November 13, 2006
  • Modified Date: November 17, 2006
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