n. A tree whose crown extends above the general level of the main canopy in even-aged stands. (Helms 1998)


  • Discussion


Dominant trees receive full light from above and partial light from the sides. In uneven-aged stands, the crown of a dominant tree extends above the crowns of its immediate neighbors.


  • 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