Trees, Cars and Carbon
1. Total Height of the Tree:
your height (in inches) =
inches
The distance from you to the tree (in inches) =
inches
Results:
total height of tree =
inches
2. Calculate the total green weight of tree through tree classification
Use a
dichotomous key
to identify the tree species;
After you have identified your tree, find out which
tree classification
that your tree falls into:
Hard hardwood
Soft hardwood
Southern pine
Southern pine-- Piedmont
Sweetgum
Yellow poplar
Based on your tree classification, use the right formula to calculate the total green weight of tree:
Height of Tree (in Inches):
Circumference at Chest Height (in Inches):
Tree type:
Choose tree type...
Hard hardwood
Soft hardwood
Southern pine
Southern pine - Piedmont
Sweetgum
Yellow poplar
3. Calculate the dry weight of tree and the weight of carbon in tree
Enter green weight of tree and select your tree species to calculate the dry weight of tree.
Green Weight of Tree:
Tree species:
Choose tree type...
Apple
Ash
Basswood
Birch
Boxelder
Buckeye
Catalpa
Cherry, black
Coffeetree
Cottonwood
Douglas-fir
Elm American
Elm Red
Elm Siberian
Fir, Concolor
Hackberry
Hickory, Shagbark
Hickory,Bitternut
Honeylocust
Ironwood
Juniper,Rocky Mt.
Locust, Black
Maple, Other
Maple, Silver
Mulbery
Oak, Bur
Oak, Red
Oak, White
Osage-Orange
Pine, Eastern White
Pine, Jack
Pine,Ponderosa
Poplar
Redcedar, Eastern
Spruce
Sweetgum
Walnut, Black
Willow
Results:
Dry weight of tree =
pounds
Weight of carbon in tree =
pounds