2: Conducting a Woodland Inventory

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  • Content
    Good decisions about your woodland require good information. Learn about methods for conducting a woodland inventory, including tree measurements, stand measurements, and site quality. You can read the chapter online or download it as a PDF file.
  • Activity

    You typically can rely on a forester to take all the tree measurements needed to help you make woodland management decisions, but engaging in these activities will enable you to:

    • Learn the meaning of tree measurement terminology that may appear in your woodland stewardship plan.
    • Better understand the accuracy and reliability of tree measurements provided by a forester.
    • Assist a forester to take tree measurements (diameter, merchantable height, total height), determine wood volume per tree and per acre, measure basal area per acre and trees per acre, and read a stocking chart to determine if a stand is overstocked or understocked.
    • Monitor your trees and woodland more often.
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    Ready to learn more? Get additional information with links and resources.