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Characteristics of Five Climax Stands in New HampshireAuthor(s): W.B. Leak; W.B. Leak
Source: Res. Note NE-336. Broomall, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northeastern Forest Experiment Station. 5 p.
Publication Series: Research Note (RN)
Station: Northeastern Research Station
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DescriptionAnalysis of species composition, stand density, and diameter distribution in five climax or old-growth stands in New Hampshire indicates that the northern hardwood climax is characterized by at least 65 to 70 percent tolerant hardwoods, 130 square feet basal area per acre, and "q" ratios (2-inch diameter classes) of 1.3 to 1.4. Climax sprucehemlock have at least 70 percent tolerant softwoods, 180 to 200 square feet basal area per acre, and "q's" of 1.5 to 1.6.
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CitationLeak, W.B. 1987. Characteristics of Five Climax Stands in New Hampshire. Res. Note NE-336. Broomall, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northeastern Forest Experiment Station. 5 p.
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