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Assessment of Forest Growing Stock of Timergara Forest Subdivision, Dir Lower Forest Division

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DOI: 10.4236/oje.2015.511044    3,681 Downloads   4,209 Views Citations

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The present study was aimed to assess the growing stock of Timergara forest subdivision which was a part of Dir lower forest division (Pakistan). The study area was divided into two different climatic zones (i.e. sub-tropical sub humid and sub-humid temperate zones) on the basis of altitudinal considerations. A total of 43 sample plots are taken in the forest area of 8480 hectare with random sampling technique representing 0.5% of the total forest area. Each sample plot size was of one hectare. In each 100 × 100 m (1 ha plot), number of trees, diameter, age, height, increment, form factor and volume were measured. An interrelation between the diameter (independent variable) and all the other dependent variables (volume, increment and height) were found. At the end, volume tables were made which suited the local conditions as the ones used before were not suited to the local conditions.

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Ullah, M. , Khan, A. , Saleem, A. , Saeed, S. and Wahab, U. (2015) Assessment of Forest Growing Stock of Timergara Forest Subdivision, Dir Lower Forest Division. Open Journal of Ecology, 5, 537-543. doi: 10.4236/oje.2015.511044.

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