Codominant

n. A tree whose crown helps to form the main level of the canopy in even-aged stands (Helms 1998).

 

  • Discussion

 

A codominant tree receives full light from above and comparatively little light from the sides. In uneven-aged stands, the crown of a codominant tree is at the same level as its immediate neighbors.

 

  • See Also

  • References

    • Helms, John A. Editor. 1998. The Dictionary of Forestry. Bethesda, MD: Society of American Foresters, 125 p.

  • Notes

    • Author 

      Joe Scott, Research Forester

      Systems for Environmental Management