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Soil-site relationships of the upland oaksAuthor(s): Willard H. Carmean
Source: In: Oak Symposium Proceedings. 1971 August 16-20; U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northeastern Forest Experiment Station: Upper Darby, PA. 23-29
Publication Series: Other
Station: Northern Research Station
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DescriptionSite quality for upland oaks can be estimated directly by using site-index curves, or indirect estimations can be made by using soil-site prediction methods. Presently available harmonized site-index curves may not be suitable for all upland oak species, or may not be suitable throughout their range. New stem-analysis data show that different species of oak have different patterns of height growth; for older ages these patterns are markedly different from patterns predicted by harmonized site-index curves. Soil-site studies for upland oaks are reviewed, and suggestions are made for coordinating these results with soil surveys for forested lands.
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CitationCarmean, Willard H. 1971. Soil-site relationships of the upland oaks. In: Oak Symposium Proceedings. 1971 August 16-20; U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northeastern Forest Experiment Station: Upper Darby, PA. 23-29
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