Tree list

n. A list of trees and their attributes measured in a forest inventory.


  • Discussion


When measuring individual trees for a forest inventory, a tree list can be compiled that contains the attributes of those trees.  Examples of such attributes include species, diameter at breast height (DBH), height, crown ratio, and the tree expansion factor.  This information about individual trees can be used to estimate current and future stand conditions.  Tree lists serve as input for forest stand dynamics software packages, such as the Forest Vegetation Simulator (Dixon 2002) and Fuels Management Analyst (FMAPlus).


  • See Also

  • References

    • Dixon, Gary E., comp. 2002.  Essential FVS: A userís guide to the Forest Vegetation Simulator.  Int. Rep.  Fort Collins, CO: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Forest Management Service Center. 209 p. (Last Revised: 2007). Available online:


  • Notes

    • Author 

      Stephanie Rebain, Forester

      Forest Management Service Center