Sampling trip to the North Kaibab RD

In my last post, I put up a time lapse video from the Centennial Forest here near Flagstaff where my crew was sampling ponderosa pine for biomass and volume as part of a larger, national FIA-funded project where NAU’s Wood Science and Forest Biometrics lab is working with Federal and State cooperators to collect tree information for national scale biomass and carbon stock estimators for forests of the United States.

Anyway, later that same week, Phil Radtke and a crew from Virginia Tech’s Department of Forest Resources and Environmental Conservation arrived and after working a day here in town we all headed up to the North Kaibab to do some serious sampling. The crew visited Fire Point, had milkshkaes at Jacob Lake, and sampled 18 trees of various species. More information on this protect can be found here: http://www.legacytreedata.org

So here’s the time lapse of Phil and crew processing a couple trees…about five hours worth of work in just under two minutes!


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Time lapse video of whole tree destructive sampling

Through a 1-min time-lapse of 5 hrs of work, this video shows what the process of felling, processing, scaling and weighing a tree looks like …

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