USDA Forest Service
 

Pacific Southwest Research Station

 

Pacific Southwest Research Station
800 Buchanan Street
West Annex Building
Albany, CA 94710-0011

(510) 559-6300

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Urban Ecosystems and Social Dynamics

Urban Ecosystems and Processes

Evaluating Methods for Establishing Leaf Area Index and Woody Biomass

Summary

A measurement and comparison of the accuracy of five leaf area estimation devices.


Years of Research:  1994-1997

Funded by:  Sacramento Municipal Utility District, Sacramento Tree Foundation, USDA Forest Service

Cooperators:  CID, Inc., Decagon Devices, Inc., LICOR, Inc.

Products / Publications:

  1. Peper, P.J. and E.G. McPherson. 1998. Comparison of five methods for estimating leaf area index of open-grown deciduous trees. Journal of Arboriculture. 24(2) :98-111 - View Document [281.41 KB]

  2. Peper, P.J. and E.G. McPherson. 1998. Comparison of four foliar and woody biomass estimation methods applied to open-grown deciduous trees. Journal of Arboriculture. 24(4) :191-200 - View Document [1.96 MB]

  3. McPherson, E.G., G. Gonzalez, G. Monfette, and R. Lorenzen. 2003. Expanding Street Tree Canopy Cover and Repairing Sidewalks in the City of Los Angeles. Western Arborist. 29 (3): 22-25 - View Document [621.47 KB]

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