Dominant

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