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Interior ponderosa pine in the Black HillsAuthor(s): Charles E. Boldt; Robert R. Alexander; Milo J. Larson
Source: In: Silvicultural systems for the major forest types of the United States. Agricultural Handbook 445. Washington, D.C.: U.S. Department of Agriculture: 80-83
Publication Series: Miscellaneous Publication
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DescriptionThe gross area of the Black Hills of South Dakota and associated Bear Lodge Mountains of eastern Wyoming is about 3.5 million acres (1.4 million ha). Roughly half the area supports forest or woodland cover. Essentially pure stands of climax Rocky Mountain ponderosa pine (Pinus ponderosa var. scopulorum Engelm.) predominate on about 1.5 million acres (0.6 million ha). Scattered, smaller aggregations of similar ponderosa pine stands occupy about 250,000 acres (101 170 ha) of butte-top and scarp sites to the north and south of the Black Hills in Nebraska, Wyoming, and Montana (3, 8, 19).
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CitationBoldt, Charles E.; Alexander, Robert R. ; Larson, Milo J. 1983. Interior ponderosa pine in the Black Hills. In: Silvicultural systems for the major forest types of the United States. Agricultural Handbook 445. Washington, D.C.: U.S. Department of Agriculture: 80-83
KeywordsPinus ponderosa, silviculture, Black Hills, Bear Lodge Mountains, Montana, Nebraska, South Dakota, Wyoming
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