Table 2.

Tree form definitions.

ExcellentA clear, strong, and straight leader firmly rooted in the ground.
A good level of taper up the stem, and a wide-angled branching structure with even arrangement vertically and radially.
GoodA clear leader, possibly slightly crooked or weakened by laterals, even spaced branches, and no major faults in the canopy.
FairA clear leader, with a possible lean or kink. Asymmetries in the canopy or branch arrangement and possible a slight lean.
PoorNo clear leader, with possibly multiple leaders, leaning or a lost leader. Heavy canopy asymmetry.
Very poorNo leader or multiple leaders. A heavy lean possibly with very strong canopy asymmetry. Tree may have been vandalized.
Candidate for replacement.