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Acta Forestalia Fennica

Acta Forestalia Fennica vol. 30 no. 2 | 1926

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article id 7197, category Article
Erik Lönnroth. (1926). The stereometric mean tree of the stand. Acta Forestalia Fennica vol. 30 no. 2 article id 7197.
Keywords: mean tree; average tree; stereometry; stereometric; statistical numbers
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The mean has a great importance in statistics in general and also in forest statistical calculations. The meaning of the average tree and its characteristics is important also for the practical forest mensuration work. However, the question is how are the statistical numbers of a mean tree related to the statistical numbers of the stand.   

Study is based on the strip-wise survey of forests in southern Finland. From that information the 30 sample plots were chosen, 10 of each of most typical forest site types, MT, VT and CT. The stands are of different ages and development classes, varying from 14 to 159 years.

For the determination of the average tree are the statistical numbers of five characteristics needed: volume, basal area, diameter, height and form factor. The stereometric mean tree of the stand can be calculated with only one statistical method and that solution is absolute.

Theoretically and statistically absolute solution for the problem is the continuous solution by the mean that is weighted with the number of stems. This solution however is not very useful in practical sense.

A simple, practical and adequately exact solution for determining the average tree by approximation procedure of a certain arithmetic mean. 

  • Lönnroth, E-mail: el@mm.unknown (email)

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