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Biomass Equations for Tropical Tree Plantations Using Secondary Data from the Philippines

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Banaticla R, Sales RF and Lasco RD. 2005. Biomass equations for tropical tree plantation species using secondary data from the Philippines. In: Harrison S, Herbohn J, Suh J, Mangaoang E and Vanclay J,eds. ACIAR Smallholder Forestry Project ASEM 200/008 redevelopment of a timber industry following extensive land clearing: Proceedings from the end-of project workshop, Ormoc City, Philippines 19-21 August 2004. . Ormoc City, Philippines. ACIAR.

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  • World Agroforestry Centre



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Species Info

  • Dipterocarpaceae (native species)
  • Paraserianthes falcataria (exotic)
  • Swietenia macrophylla (exotic)
  • Acacia mangium (exotic)
  • Acacia auriculiformis (exotic)
  • Gmelina arborea (exotic)
  • Leucaena leucocephala (exotic)


  • This article describes the authors attempt to create allometric equations that measure tree biomass from tree growth data of exotic plantation trees and native Dipterocarp forest trees.
  • They found that regression equations using only diameter (not height) were adequate in measuring tree biomass.
  • Their data suggests that there is more variability at large diameters, yet they measured very few large-diameter trees.
  • They recommend that future efforts include more samples of larger trees. 

Geographical Region

  • Insular Southeast Asia
  • Ecosystems

  • Tropical Wet Forest
  • Country

  • Philippines
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