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Abstract

The sale of logs for milling or paper-making has long been the principal market for forestry and remains so. It is the size, rather than the weight of logs, that determines the types of timber products for which they can be used. This, in turn, determines largely their market value. Hence, forestry has been concerned traditionally with measurement of stem wood volumes in forests, which is why two complete chapters (5 and 6) have been devoted to the topic in this book.

Keywords

Root Biomass Aboveground Biomass Tree Height Tree Biomass Biomass Estimation 
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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2004

Authors and Affiliations

  • Philip W. West
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  1. 1.School of Environmental Science and ManagementSouthern Cross UniversityLismoreAustralia
  2. 2.SciWest ConsultingMeerschaum ValeAustralia

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