Sylvan Stand Structure Models

The name Sylvan was chosen for this model in 1988, while I was in Graduate School at the University of Washington. It was based on the dictionary definitions.

Merriam-Webster provides the following definition:

one that frequents groves or woods; living or located in the woods or forest, of, relating to, or characteristic of the woods or forest; made, shaped, or formed of woods or trees, abounding in woods, groves, or trees. provides the following definition:

of, pertaining to, or inhabiting the woods; consisting of or abounding in woods or trees; wooded; woody: a shady, sylvan glade; made of trees, branches, boughs, etc.

a person dwelling in a woodland region; a mythical deity or spirit of the woods.


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Author: Dr. David R. Larsen
Created: March 21, 2007
Last Updated: January 17, 2013