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9: Modeling Growth, Yield, and Site Index

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    • 9.1: Growth and Yield Models
    • 9.2: Site Index
      Site is defined by the Society of American Foresters (1971) as “an area considered in terms of its own environment, particularly as this determines the type and quality of the vegetation the area can carry.” Forest and natural resource managers use site measurement to identify the potential productivity of a forest stand and to provide a comparative frame of reference for management options. The productive potential or capacity of a site is often referred to as site quality.
    • 9.3: Reference


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