merchantable tree height

merchantable tree height

[¦mər·chənt·ə·bəl ′trē ‚hīt]
(forestry)
The usable portion of the tree stem, for single-stemmed trees this is the length from an assumed stump height to an arbitrary upper-stem diameter.
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We examined the effect of initial spacing on diameter at breast height (DBH), total tree height (THT), sawlog merchantable tree height (MHT), and weighted whole-stem MOE, MOR and SG using an analysis of variance (ANOVA).