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Tree census at Bisley Experimental Watersheds three months after Hurricane Maria

Title: Tree census at Bisley Experimental Watersheds three months after Hurricane Maria

Year: 2020

Abstract: This dataset includes species, diameter at breast height (diameter measured at 130 centimeters), tree height, crown category, damage category, and location of each stem in each plot at the Bisley Experimental Watersheds (BEW) in the Luquillo Experimental Forest, Puerto Rico, three months after Hurricane Maria. Hurricane Maria made landfall near Yabucoa, southeast Puerto Rico, early in the morning on September 20, 2017, with maximum sustained winds of 155 miles per hour. Permenant plots were established at BEW in 1989 and have been censused every five years since then (Heartsill et al. 2010). Currently there are 94 plots (each 10-meter diameter circles), which are each 40 meters apart, available for the census. In addition to the measurements taken 3 months after Hurrican Maria, we are also providing diameter at breast height and height from the 2014 census.

For detailed information about this data layer please view the Tree census at Bisley Experimental Watersheds three months after Hurricane Maria Metadata file. [Opens in New Window]

Suggested Citation: Zhang, Jiaying; Bras, Rafael L.; Heartsill Scalley, Tamara. 2020. Tree census at Bisley Experimental Watersheds three months after Hurricane Maria. Fort Collins, CO: Forest Service Research Data Archive. https://doi.org/10.2737/RDS-2020-0012


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