Definitions for "Growing stock"
Keywords:  vigor, timber, bark, cubic, forest
A classification of timber inventory that includes live trees of commercial species meeting specified standards of quality or vigor. Cull trees are excluded. When associated with volume, includes only trees 5.0 inches and larger.
the volume of sound wood in cubic feet (ft) in trees that are at least 5.0 inches (in.) in diameter at breast height (d.b.h.), from a 1-ft stump to a minimum 4.0 ft in top diameter (outside bark) of the central stem or to the point where the central stem breaks into limbs.
Volume of stemwood in a given area of forest, usually measured in solid cubic metres (with bark)