Basal Area Growth Estimators for Survivor Component: A Quality Control Application

  • Authors: Thomas, Charles E.; Roesch, Francis A. Jr.
  • Publication Year: 1990
  • Publication Series: Scientific Journal (JRNL)
  • Source: South. J. Appl. For. 14(1):12-18.


Several possible estimators are available for basal area growth of survivor trees, when horizontal prism (or point) plots (HPP) are remeasured. This study's comparison of three estimators not only provides a check for the estimate of basal area growth but suggests that they can provide a quality control indicator for yield procedures. An example is derived from remeasurements in Alabama for the Southern Forest Experiment Station by Forest Inventory and Analysis. Remeasurements are for 1962-72 and 1972-82. It is suggested that computation of two or perhaps all three of the estimators be routinely incorporated in analysis of remeasured HPP data. Use of the two elemental estimators can provide a quality assurance check on field procedures.

  • Citation: Thomas, Charles E.; Roesch, Francis A., Jr. 1990. Basal Area Growth Estimators for Survivor Component: A Quality Control Application. South. J. Appl. For. 14(1):12-18.
  • Posted Date: January 1, 2000
  • Modified Date: August 22, 2006
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