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Wood Density Database
Wood density database records the dry weight per unit volume of wood for particular species, it is an important parameter for: can be used in allometric equations that estimate tree biomass and carbon stocks from stem diameter values (e.g. W = 0.11 r D2+c , Ketterings et al. 2001. Reducing uncertainty in the use of allometric biomass equations for predicting above-ground tree biomass in mixed secondary forests, Forest Ecology and Management 146, 199-209); indicate the use value (higher density wood tends to burn slower and is thus more useful as firewood or as source of charcoal, it also correlates with strength, although there are better parameters for strength per se).