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scarlet oak (Quercus coccinea)

Model Reliability: Medium

Current Forest Inventory and Analysis under Current Conditions
Current Forest Inventory and Analysis under Current Conditions
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Importance Value
GCM SCENARIO % Area Occ Ave IV Sum IV Future/Current IV

Regional Summary Tree Tables

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 Interpretation Guide

Scarlet oak is widely distributed (8.9% of area), dense, common, but with low IV, throughout the broad Appalachian belt. The medium reliable model indicates no overall change in the quantity of habitat under either scenario, but that the range of habitat extends northeasterly, extending all the way into Maine. However, the SHIFT model largely limits those northern locations from being naturally colonized within 100 years, though a fairly large northward expansion has some possibility. It has medium adaptability and an overall rating of fair capability to cope with the changing climate. SHIFT does indicate the species appropriate for infilling when conditions allow.

Family:  Fagaceae

Guild: persistent, large-seeded, advance growthdependent

Functional Lifeform: medium-size deciduous tree

4.6 -0.35
0.71 Model Reliability Medium

What traits will impact scarlet oak's ability to adapt to climate change, and in what way?:

 Primary Positive Traits

Vegetative reproduction Environment habitat specificity Edaphic specificity

 Primary Negative Traits

Insect pests Disease Fire topkill

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