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    Author(s): John K. Francis
    Date: 1980
    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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    Description

    Soil 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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    Citation

    Francis, 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.

    Keywords

    Site index, Quercus spp., topography

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