Publications and Support

User Guides

Variable Density Yield Protection Volume 1: This manual provides general information about VDYP7 application and describes how to use this documentation set. The VDYP7 core programs, common to each interface, are described within this overview.

Variable Density Yield Projection Volume 2: This manual describes how to use this easy to use interactive interface designed to predict yields one stand at a time.

Variable Density Yield Projection Volume 3This manual describes how to use this interface to generate yield tables from text files in .csv format.

HELP and Frequently Asked Question

Guidance with VDYP 7 Background, Core Program, VRIMS, WinVDYP7, VDYP7 Attribute Adjustment, and other VDYP 7.


  • Online Console Training Example (PDF version) or (MS Word version)
    Word File - ".doc": Contains instructions on how to follow-through with the example. Please read this file through before you set-up the example data
  • Example Package (contains 12 files) (compressed file ZIP)
    Files ending in ".CSV": Required to provide input to VDYP7.  File ending in "ini" Specifies the contents and formats of the data in the 8 CSV files

Misc Publications

Comparison Reports

As VDYP7 uses basal area instead of crown closure for density calculations, volume predictions should more closely approximate actual changes in volume across the density range. Projected volume trends will also differ between the two models. With VDYP7, the volume trend is affected by changes to Lorey height and BA over time. With VDYP6, crown closure is held static over the projection and volume increase depends strongly on height growth. Thus VDYP7 volume projections are more likely to decrease in the long term since the Lorey height of stands tend to flatten and the BA may also decline in old stands. The new stand-level decay model used in VDYP7 tends to increase the deduction for decay as stands get older to better emulate actual conditions.

As part of the VDYP7 implementation process, reports which compare VDYP7 volume predictions to VDYP6 are soon to be released: