New Zealand Journal of Ecology (1985) 8: 129- 132

Note on measurement of woody plant diameter distributions

Short Communication
C. L. Batcheler  
  1. Forest Research Institute, P.O. Box 31-011, Christchurch

A modified plant diameter measurement protocol is suggested for demographic analysis. The conventional diameter at breast height (1.35m) is used for stems ³ 2.6m tall whereas those ² 2.6m tall are measured at half their height. The diameter equivalent to the combined cross sections of an the stems is used as the measure of size.