I did a quick notice, but wanted to give a more thorough description. This new publication has some useful information. The state forestry stats arrive every several years, and always have solid and useful information. This time, the analysis seems considerably richer and dissects some of the underlying patterns of forest ecology and human behavior. This is lengthy, over 100 pages, but contains details that will drive decisions about NY forestry for years to come.
This document provides a summary of the FIA (forest inventory and analysis) data between 2008 and 2012 for NY. This includes all the forest statistics you should share with friends and family over the upcoming holiday season. In particular there is good discussion about the following topics (I’ll let you read the details)
For those who seek details (as you read some table captions), most will know “dbh”, but you’ll also see “drc.” I had to ask what this meant. It is a default label, with dbh, that is included in some tables that use national formatting. It seems in some western states woody plants have a shrub form, and diameter is measured at the root collar (drc)...now you know the rest of the story.