Predictive Open-grown Crown Width Equations for Three Oak Species Planted in a Southern Urban Locale

Martin, Nicholas A.; Chappelka, Arthur H.; Loewenstein, Edward F.; Keever, Gary J.; Somers, Greg
March 2012
Arboriculture & Urban Forestry;Mar2012, Vol. 38 Issue 2, p58
Academic Journal
The article presents a study that examined the development of predictive open-grown crown width equations for three oak species in urban forests in the southern U.S., namely, the overcup oak, the Nutall oak, and willow oak, by using diameter at breast height and crown width data. The authors claim that the equations can aid urban landscape and utility planners by providing a means to predict crown dimensions at varying trunk diameters. Materials and methods used in the study are discussed.


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