For forest inventories on slopes, it is necessary to correct the test areas, because the circular areas, when projected, become elliptical. Based on 93 samples from the Swiss National Forest Inventory (FNI), it was determined whether the simplified method, which increases the radius to match that of the elliptical area, leads to a distortion of the results. An average deviation of 2% was found between the FNI estimated values and the actual values for the basal area and the number of stems. For estimations of smaller units, greater distortions of the results are expected.

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