• Engineering
  • Published 1983

Individual-tree diameter growth model for managed, even-aged, upland oak stands

@inproceedings{Hilt1983IndividualtreeDG,
  title={Individual-tree diameter growth model for managed, even-aged, upland oak stands},
  author={Donald E. Hilt},
  year={1983}
}
A distance-independent, individual-tree diameter growth model was developed for managed, even-aged, upland oak stands. The 5-year basal-area growth of individual trees is first modeled as a function of dbh squared for given stands. Parameters from these models are then modeled as a function of mean stand diameter, percent stocking of the stand, and site index. A stochastic option for the overall model also was developed. Tests on data from managed stands revealed that the model performed well.