Story: Forestry research

Measuring a tree

Measuring a tree

Forester Allan Parkes is measuring the diameter of a tree in order to calculate how much wood it will yield. Inventory methods have been developed by researchers to help companies monitor exactly how much wood is available in a forest.

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Margaret Richardson, 'Forestry research - Helping with the harvest', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/17069/measuring-a-tree (accessed 21 February 2020)

Story by Margaret Richardson, published 24 Nov 2008