If you cut through a tree 4.5 feet off the ground and found the area of the stump, that would be the basal area. Adding up all these areas over an acre gives a sense of how dense trees are growing in your woods.
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A water quality protection tool used primarily on trails to keep them stable and limit erosion.
"Best Management Practice" - a water quality protection tool used primarily on trails to keep them stable and limit erosion.
A measure of wood volume. One board foot is 12 inches long, 12 inches wide, and 1 inch thick. When selling timber, landowners are commonly paid per thousand board feet of volume in their trees, commonly abbreviated "MBF."
A strip of plants of varying sizes maintained along a road, stream, cabin or other area to reduce the visual or environmental impacts of human activity such as farming or logging.