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Using Farm Trees for Fuelwood

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Type: Journal Article
Author: Poulsen, Gunnar
Journal: Unasylva
Volume: 35
Page(s): 26-29
Date: 1983
URI: https://hdl.handle.net/10535/8484
Sector: Forestry
Region: Africa
Subject(s): afforestation
forest management
Abstract: "One of the foundation stones of forest management is forest mensuration - comprising primarily stocktaking of the standing volume of wood and assessment of the growth rate. The basic data for calculating volume are: diameter at breast-height (dbh), the height of the marketable part of the trunk or measurement to the top of tree, and the number of trees per unit area. The current annual increment is found by combining the volume figures with additional parameters for diameter and height growth. The motive for writing this article and for starting by describing the commonly used method for surveying forest resources is a nagging doubt concerning the suitability of this method for assessing the productive potential (in terms of wood) of farm trees and drawing conclusions on this basis concerning the wood supply situation, the need for afforestation, etc."

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