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Oak soil-site relationships in northwestern West VirginiaAuthor(s): L.R. Auchmoody; H. Clay Smith
Source: Res. Pap. NE-434. Broomall, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northeastern Forest Experiment Station. 27p.
Publication Series: Research Paper (RP)
Station: Northeastern Research Station
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DescriptionAn oak soil-site productivity equation was developed for the well-drained, upland soils in the northwestern portion of West Virginia adjacent to the Ohio River. The equation uses five easily measured soil and topographic variables and average precipitation to predict site index. It accounts for 69 percent of the variation in oak site index and has a standard error of 4.3 feet at the mean site index of 67.6 feet. The equation was tested with data from 61 independent plots, and the results showed a correlation of 0.83 between predicted and observed site indexes.
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CitationAuchmoody, L.R.; Smith, H. Clay. 1979. Oak soil-site relationships in northwestern West Virginia. Res. Pap. NE-434. Broomall, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northeastern Forest Experiment Station. 27p.
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