from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • abbreviation diameter at breast height

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  • initialism botany diameter at breast height, a standard method of expressing the diameter of the trunk or bole of a standing tree. The diameter is measured at the height of an adult's breast.


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  • Foresters like to compare trees using "dbh," the diameter breast high.

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  • White fir is a large coniferous tree, growing up to 55 m tall and having a diameter-at-breast-height (dbh) of up to 1 to 2 m, depending on location.

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  • The diversity in topography also accounts for the diversity of pine-oak communities: Pseudotsuga and Pinus constitute the biggest trees (50-150 cm dbh), and are abundant in the highest parts of the Sierra.

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  • It appears to be a Jeffery Pine that is over 27.5 m tall and a diameter at breast height dbh of over 244 cm.

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  • Cultivated specimens receiving regular irrigation have reached 10 m tall and 10 cm dbh in 10 years.

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  • (Leguminosae Mimosoideae) is a large thorny tree attaining heights of 35 m and diameters at breast height (dbh) of 100 cm (Nielsen 1992, Heyne 1950).

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