Dendrometer bandsToby Marthews

Dear Toby

The minimum diameter we considered at Allpahuayo, Jenaro Herrera (Peru) and Ducke plots (Brazil) is 10 cm diameter, and it works very well. The trick is the way of dendrometer instalation, which should be standarized for getting the suitable form, it means the spring and the clips should have the exact size. Another thing I could see in Ducke was that the suitable clip material is aluminium which adjusts better to tree shape. Of course, there are some trees where it is a bit complicated to install, but this is a minimal amount.