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Canopy Cover (CC)

The ground area covered by the crowns of trees or woody vegetation as delineated by the vertical projection of crown perimeters. It is commonly expressed as a percent of total ground area. Also called crown cover. (Society of American Foresters. The Dictionary of Forestry, John A. Helms, Editor, 1998).

Acronym

CC
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