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Soil-Site Factors Affecting Southern Upland Oak Managment and GrowthAuthor(s): John K. Francis
Source: In: Proceedings, Mid-South Upland Hardwood Symposium for the Practicing Forester and ALDN Manager. Technical Publication SA-TP 12. Atlanta, GA: USDA-Forest Service, Southeast Area, State and Private Forestry. 126-133.
Publication Series: Paper (invited, offered, keynote)
Station: Southern Forest Experiment Station
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DescriptionSoil supplies trees with physical support, moisture, oxygen, and nutrients. Amount of moisture most limits tree growth; and soil and topographic factors such as texture and aspect, which influence available soil moisture. are most useful in predicting growth. Equations that include soil and topographic variables can be used to predict site index. Foresters can also identify good, medium, or poor sites by using simple tables that describe basic topographic and soil features.
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CitationFrancis, John K. 1980. Soil-Site Factors Affecting Southern Upland Oak Managment and Growth. In: Proceedings, Mid-South Upland Hardwood Symposium for the Practicing Forester and ALDN Manager. Technical Publication SA-TP 12. Atlanta, GA: USDA-Forest Service, Southeast Area, State and Private Forestry. 126-133.
KeywordsSite index, Quercus spp., topography
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