A dominant crown is one where the area occupied by the tree crowns of the upper stratum occupies over 50% of the total crown cover of the stand. Forestry Victoria
Trees with crowns extending above the general level of the canopy, receiving full sunlight form above, and partly from the sides (see crown classes).
A plant, usually a tree, that becomes the largest and most common in an area over time. Trees such as oaks, hickories, and elms will eventually take over a forest in a particular area.
trees whose crowns extend above those of surrounding trees which capture sunlight from above and on one or more side of the crown.
The tallest trees in a stand.
One of four main crown classes. Dominant trees are largely free-growing. They have their crowns in the uppermost layers of the canopy.
trees with crowns extending above the general level of the canopy and receiving full light from above and partly from the side; taller than the average trees in the stand with crowns well developed.
a tree whose crown extends above the general level of the surrounding trees and receives direct light from above and somewhat from the side
The dominant plant is the most adundant species in an area, for example, pine trees are dominant in a pine forest.