TITLE

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

AUTHOR(S)
Martin, Nicholas A.; Chappelka, Arthur H.; Loewenstein, Edward F.; Keever, Gary J.; Somers, Greg
PUB. DATE
March 2012
SOURCE
Arboriculture & Urban Forestry;Mar2012, Vol. 38 Issue 2, p58
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
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.
ACCESSION #
73784896

 

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