adj. Of or pertaining to a tree whose crown is completely above the general level  of the main canopy. (Helms 1998)


  • Discussion


An emergent tree receives full light from above and from all sides; even the bottom of its crown is not obstructed by the tops of neighboring trees.


  • 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

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