A forest inventory is often termed a timber cruise. A timber cruise is an
inventory of a forest stand to determine the quantity of forest products that
can be derived from the stand. In addition to timber quantity, a cruise
often contains information about species composition, age, tree quality,
site quality, topography, and operability for logging. It also can include
data on growth, down woody material, snags, understory vegetation, and
Click here to view or download a sample inventory report. The report was
developed by Northwest Forestry Services for one of its clients, but the
names, dates, and legal descriptions have been changed.
Northwest Forestry Services has cruised or examined over 800,000 acres
of forestland in the Pacific Northwest. Resources examined range from
reproduction to old growth. Assignments have ranged from a few acres
to tens of thousands of acres.
A typical cruise report includes a Property Description and Timber
Inventory Data as detailed below. Some cruises contain additional
information, as described under the Other Inventory Data heading.
TIMBER INVENTORY DATA
OTHER INVENTORY DATA
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