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MICHIGAN FORESTS FOREVER TEACHERS GUIDE

 


TIMBER INVENTORY TALLY SHEET     

Download the Word document of this tally sheet.


Text Box: Number of Plots
  FIELD TALLY SHEET

  PULPWOOD AND SAWTIMBER TREE DATA

  10 Factor Variable Radius Plot

   PULPSTICK TALLY (number of 8 foot sticks)

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Example:
Gumbo-limbo tree 

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 52

 21

 

    SAWLOG TALLY (number of 8-foot logs)

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Pulpwood is measured to a 5-inch top diameter.
Hardwood sawlogs are measured to a 9-inch top diameter (minimum 11-inch dbh).

Softwood sawlogs are measured to a 7-inch top diameter (minimum 9 inch dbh).

Crew members:  

 


INSTRUCTIONS

 1.  Establish the plot center by following compass and pace instructions.  Mark the plot center (with flagging, a wire stake, or other means).

 

2.  Record the number of plots DONE and crew member names on the Field Tally Sheet.

 

3.  Select a “start tree” for tree count.  Use the Penny Gauge to determine which trees are “in” and which trees are “out”.  Proceed in a clockwise direction from the start tree.  Do not miss trees!

 

4.  Take the following data for each tree:  tree count, species, pulpwood height, and sawtimber height (if tree has a large enough diameter, 9” softwoods and 11” hardwoods). 

 

5.  Record the number of pulpsticks and number of eight-foot sawlogs (for each species) using a dot tally.  Each dot and slash in the dot tally represents one tree.  For example:  a red maple sawtimber tree (over 11” dbh) has 2 sawlogs and 3 three pulpsticks.

 

PULPSTICK TALLY (number of 8-foot sticks) 

Species

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#Sticks

#Trees

 

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SAWLOG TALLY (number of 8-foot logs)

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#Logs

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6.  Follow the specifications for pulpwood and sawlogs (bottom of form).

 

7.  Always round down to the nearest pulpstick or eight-foot log.

 

 

How to DOT TALLY
Signifies 1 tree Signifies 6 trees
 

 

Signifies 2 trees Signifies 7 trees
 

Signifies 3 trees Signifies 8 trees
 

 

Signifies 4 trees Signifies 9 trees
Signifies 5 trees Signifies 10 trees
       

 

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