adj. Of or pertaining to a tree whose crown is overtopped by the crowns of one or more neighboring trees, reducing its vigor (Helms 1998).


  • Discussion


A suppressed tree is defined by its poor vigor due to being overtopped by surrounding larger trees (not simply by the fact that it is overtopped).


  • 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