Dr. Don Bragg is a research forester and longtime NTS member. He also serves as editor of the Bulletin of the Eastern Native Tree Society. He works at the US Forest Service, Southern Research Station, PO Box 3516, University of Arkansas at Monticello, Monticello, AR 71656.
Don submitted for inclusion on the NTS website and the BBS six papers he has authored or co-authored with other NTS members to be included as part of our Special Publication Series. He writes: "Because I am a federal employee and have written these materials on official time, they become part of the public domain and hence can’t be copyrighted, even by the private journals that publish them."
The NTS Publication Series will contain both peer reviewed and non-peer reviewed papers. We will make every effort to ensure the scientific, technical, and editorial quality of all of the papers being distributed. Papers marked as peer reviewed have undergone a review process in the strictest scientific sense of the word including the use of anonymous reviewers on paper with a realistic chance of being rejected for publication is considered the scientific standard.
Publications submitted so far by Don Bragg include:
The Sine Method as a More Accurate Height Predictor for Hardwoods
by Don C. Bragg, In: Buckley, David S.; Clatterbuck, Wayne K. (eds.). Proceedings of the 15th Central Hardwood Forest Conference. General Technical Report SRS-101. Asheville, NC: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Southern Research Station: 23-32. Published in April 2007.
Available for download as part of the Native Tree Society Special Publication Series: NTS SP #17
An Improved Tree Height Measurement Technique Tested on Mature Southern Pines
by Don C. Bragg. SOUTH. J. APPL. FOR. 32(1) 2008, pp. 38-43.
Available for download as part of the Native Tree Society Special Publication Series: NTS SP #18
Practical Extension of a Lake States Tree Height Model
by Don C. Bragg, NORTH. J. APPL. FOR. 25(4) 2008, pp. 186- 194
Available for download as part of the Native Tree Society Special Publication Series: NTS SP #19
A Comparison of Pine Height Models for the Crossett Experimental Forest
by D. Bragg. Journal of the Arkansas Academy of Science, Vol. 62, 2008, pp. 24-31
Available for download as part of the Native Tree Society Special Publication Series: NTS SP #20
A 3-Point Derivation of Dominant Tree Height Equations
by Don C. Bragg, In: Fei, Songlin; Lhotka, John M.; Stringer, Jeffrey W.; Gottschalk, Kurt W.; Miller, Gary W., eds. 2011. Proceedings, 17th Central Hardwood Forest Conference; 2010 April 5-7; Lexington, KY; Gen. Tech. Rep. NRS-P-78. Newtown Square, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northern Research Station. 678 p. CD-ROM. pp. 41-50.
Available for download as part of the Native Tree Society Special Publication Series: NTS SP #21
The Sine Method: An Alternative Height Measurement Technique
by Don C. Bragg, Lee E. Frelich, Robert T. Leverett, Will Blozan, and Dale J. Luthringer. United States Department of Agriculture Forest Service, Southern Research Station Research Note SRS-22, December 2011, 12 p.
Available for download as part of the Native Tree Society Special Publication Series: NTS SP #22