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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

Lesson 1: Measurement Terminology

Forestry I

Course 03.451

Modified by Georgia Agricultural Education Curriculum Office

July 2002

you will be able to
You will be able to . . .
  • Define common forest measurement terms
  • Demonstrate the ability to identify and use the tools that are used in class
clinometer or altimeter
Clinometer or Altimeter
  • Used for determining tree heights as well as percent elevation of land contour
factor 10 wedge prism
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
biltmore stick
Biltmore Stick
  • Used to determine tree DBH, height, and volume.
diameter tape
Diameter Tape
  • Most accurate tool to use to determine tree diameters
  • Looks just like a carpenter’s metal measuring tape
when we are finished we will be able to
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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