What is a Tree Volume Table?:
A tree's actual diameter and height is important to determine merchantable volume when trees are sold for pulp, lumber or hundreds of other volume determinations. Tree volume tables are developed and used to provide an estimated volume of wood in a standing tree for a certain product.
How do You Use a Volume Table?:
Volume tables are typically developed with diameters listed along the right side of the matrix and heights along the top. Running the diameter row to the correct height column will give you the calculated wood volume. Many of these tables exist in wood inventory computer software developed for certain products.
What is a Local Volume Table?:
Local volume tables are statistically developed to eliminate height and form class measurements. The concept of local volume tables depends on the relationship between height and diameter over a broad set of tree samples, usually in a given range. The diameter alone determines the volume.