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What Does DBH Stand For?

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From: Kevin Koerner
What does D.BH. stand for??

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From: Jay Hayek
Extension Specialist, Forestry
Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Sciences
Hi Kevin:

DBH is an initialism for "diameter at breast height," which is a long-standing forestry term used to describe the location where diameter measurements are taken on standing trees.

DBH: diameter at breast height; a forestry measurement taken at 4.5-feet (1.3 meters) above ground level on the main stem/bole of a tree.

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