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Lesson 1: Measurement Terminology. Forestry I Course 03.451. Modified by Georgia Agricultural Education Curriculum Office July 2002. You will be able to . . . . Define common forest measurement terms Demonstrate the ability to identify and use the tools that are used in class.

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Lesson 1: Measurement Terminology

Forestry I

Course 03.451

Modified by Georgia Agricultural Education Curriculum Office

July 2002


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You will be able to . . .

  • Define common forest measurement terms

  • Demonstrate the ability to identify and use the tools that are used in class


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Clinometer or Altimeter

  • Used for determining tree heights as well as percent elevation of land contour


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Using a Clinometer


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Factor 10 Wedge Prism

  • A piece of specially ground glass which bends light rays at a specified angle; trees whose boles are not completely offset at breast height are tallied during point sampling cruises


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Biltmore Stick

  • Used to determine tree DBH, height, and volume.


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Diameter Tape

  • Most accurate tool to use to determine tree diameters

  • Looks just like a carpenter’s metal measuring tape


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When we are finished we will be able to . . .

  • Associate various forestry terms with application of these terms in the lessons to come.


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