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diameter breast height [1 record]

Record 1 2010-04-16

English

Subject field(s)
  • Silviculture
DEF

The diameter of a tree measured at 1.3 m above ground level.

DEF

The diameter of a tree measured at breast height.

CONT

In the United States, the diameter of standing trees is taken at 4.5 feet above the ground level. This is referred to as diameter breast height and is abbreviated to d.b.h. or dbh. In countries that use the metric system the diameter of standing tree is taken at 1.3 meters above the ground level and is abbreviated as d ...

French

Domaine(s)
  • Sylviculture
DEF

Diamètre d'un arbre mesuré à hauteur de poitrine (1,30 m au-dessus du sol). À moins d'indication contraire, s'applique au diamètre sur écorce.

OBS

Malgré l'usage du système métrique au Canada, nous retrouvons plutôt l'abréviation «dhp» pour désigner le diamètre à hauteur de poitrine, diamètre moyen du tronc d'un arbre mesuré à 4 1/2 pieds (1 m 37) au dessus du sol.

Spanish

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