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ERIC Number: ED082921
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970
Pages: 3
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Teacher Techniques: Exploring Timber Cruising.
Rillo, Thomas J.
A timber cruise is an estimate of the timber in a stand to see what kinds of trees are growing, how many are marketable, and whether good forest management practices are followed. The objectives of timber cruising are to secure information to recommend good management practices to the land owner and to determine the commercial value of the trees. Timber cruising is a technique which can be used by classroom teachers in outdoor teaching. The class is divided into small teams and assigned to a specific segment of the stand. Two of the tools required, the Biltmore stick and the hypsometer, can be requested from the U. S. Forest Service. Other tools needed include a yardstick, a pacing course, a forester's chain, a diameter tape, a Merritt hypsometer, a volume table, and a tally sheet. Directions for using the Biltmore stick and the hypsometer are given in this paper. (PS)
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