Compatible volume-taper equations for predicting merchantable volume to variable merchantable limits for Cupressus lusitanica, Ethiopia

  • Tesfaye Teshome Debub University, PO BOX 5, Awassa, Ethiopia
Keywords: Merchantable volume, compatible volume, taper equations


Compatible systems of merchantable total tree cubic volume and stem taper equations are derived by integrating an existing volume equation. The systems are developed to yield volume at any merchantable length, total volume and for any merchantable top diameter. It is also demonstrated that the most common types of volume equation can be converted to compatible taper equation.

Key words/phrases: Merchantable volume, compatible volume, taper equations

SINET: Ethiopian Journal of Science Vol. 28 (1) 2005: 15–22

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eISSN: 2520-7997
print ISSN: 0379-2897