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Table 2 Summary of the 256 samples from National Forest Inventory of Spain (NFI) located in Lugo Province and used for validation

From: Using GEDI lidar data and airborne laser scanning to assess height growth dynamics in fast-growing species: a showcase in Spain

Species Attribute 4th NFI
March-Septemper 2009
5th NFI
May–October 2018
Annual height growth
Min Mean Max Min Mean Max Min Mean Max SD
Pinus pinaster
(198)
Dominant height (m) 4.9 17.0 28.8 10.7 21.1 32.6 0.015 0.43 1.11 0.24
Basal area (m2·ha−1) 6.9 26.8 64.2 7.3 35.7 86.7     
Volume (m3·ha− 1) 20.5 187.1 550.1 39.6 373.1 736.0     
Pinus radiata
(49)
Dominant height (m) 8.7 17.8 34.5 12.9 22.9 39.2 0.04 0.56 1.47 0.37
Basal area (m2·ha−1) 8.4 25.7 63.8 12.0 35.7 86.7     
Volume (m3·ha−1) 35.2 179.4 611.8 64.4 292.0 954.2     
Eucalyptus globulus Site index curves (SI = 16) (Diéguez-Aranda et al. 2012).
Age reference t = 2 and t = 6
  3 and 2.5   
Eucalyptus nitens Site index curves (SI = 18) (Diéguez-Aranda et al. 2012).
Age reference t = 2 and t = 6
  2.5 and 2