Definition: Standing volume

Forestry

Volume of standing trees, living or dead, above-stump measured overbark to top (0 cm). Includes all trees with diameter over 0 cm (d.b.h.)
Includes: Tops of stems, large branches; dead trees lying on the ground which can still be used for fibre or fuel.
Excludes: Small branches, twigs and foliage.
Source:
Economic Commission for Europe of the United Nations (UNECE)/ Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), Terms and Definitions, "Temperate and Boreal Forest Resources Assessment 2000", United Nations, July 1997
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