The degree of occupancy of lands by trees, measured by basal area or number of trees by size and spacing, or both, compared to a stocking standard; that is, the basal area or number of trees, or both, required to fully utilize the growth potential of the land.
A description of the number of trees, basal area, or volume per acre in a forest stand compared with a desired level for balanced health and growth. Most often used in comparative expressions, such as well-stocked, poorly stocked, or overstocked.
a measurement of how fully the trees in a forest stand occupy the available growing space of the site, expressed in terms of trees per acre, basal area per acre, volume per acre, or percent crown closure. Stands are often classified as understocked, well-stocked or overstocked.