Area The extent of a 2-dimensional surface enclosed within a boundary.
Sample area The normal dimensions for secondary and tertiary sites are 50 x 10m2 = 500 mÂ². This is the area were species lists and cover measures are estimated for.
Stem density area Default value is 500 mÂ², although this may be varied for strata depending on the density of stems. For example, for widely spaced trees it is generally 500 mÂ², but may be smaller for lower strata where there is a higher stem density of shrubs.
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