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    Author(s): Thomas F. McLintock
    Date: 1959
    Source: Station Paper NE-128. Upper Darby, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northeastern Forest Experiment Station. 5 p.
    Publication Series: Science Perspectives (SP)
    Station: Northeastern Research Station
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    The trend of soil moisture during the growing season, the alternate wetting from rainfall and drying during clear weather, determines the amount of moisture available for tree growth and also fixes, in part, the environment for root growth. In much of the northern coniferous region both moisture content and root environment are in turn affected by the hummock-and-hollow topography so characteristic of the softwood forest types.

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    McLintock, Thomas F. 1959. Soil moisture patterns in a northern coniferous forest. Station Paper NE-128. Upper Darby, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northeastern Forest Experiment Station. 5 p.

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