Relative Density, Stocking and Tree-Area Ratio

Dr. Susan Stout (USFS, retired, Research Forester Emerita) presented a ForestConnect webinar on June 21 that explained the history and utility of relative density.  Dr. Stout explained relative density in the context of "stand density index", "tree-area ration" and ultimately the stand stocking charts as developed by Gingrich. All these designed to provide a metric to understand competition among trees and improve production per acre.

The link to the webinar archive is here

A link to the bibliography prepared by Dr. Stout  bibliography_relative_density.docx

A pdf of the presentation here

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