Definitions for "Crown Class"
Describes the crown (upper part of the tree carrying branches and foliage). Position of a particular tree relative to its neighboring trees. Trees may be dominant (the tallest and receiving the most light), codominant, intermediate, or suppressed (also called "over topped", these are sometimes the shortest trees and usually received little or no direct sunlight). Crown class has relevance when assessing competition for thinning and tree marking (for harvest).
see Codominant, Dominant, Intermediate or Overtopped.
One of the classes into which trees of a stand may be divided based on crown development and crown position relative to crowns of adjacent trees. Four classes commonly recognized are: dominant, codominant, intermediate, and suppressed.