Skip to Main Content
Age Distribution of Oak Forests in North-Central ArkansasAuthor(s): Rick Soucy; Eric Heitzman; Martin A. Spetich
Source: Gen. Tech. Rep. SRS-73. Asheville, NC: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Southern Research Station. pp. 53-56
Publication Series: Miscellaneous Publication
PDF: Download Publication (557 KB)
DescriptionWe used tree ring analysis to reconstruct the tree establishment patterns in four mature white oak (Quercus alba L.)-northern red oak (Quercus rubra L.)-hickory (Carya spp.) forests in the Ozark Mountains of north-central Arkasas. Cross sections were removed from the stumps of 321 recently harvested trees and total age determined for each. All four stands originated between 1900 and the 1920s following a stand-level disturbance(s) such as timber harvesting and/ or wildfire. Oak establishment was abundant for 10-30 yrs following the disturbance(s) but steadily declined thereafter. There was no oak establishment at the study sites over the past 50-60 yrs. Establishment since the 1940s and 1950s was dominated by shade tolerant species such as flowering dogwood (Cornus florida L.) and red maple (Acer rubrum L.)
- You may send email to email@example.com to request a hard copy of this publication.
- (Please specify exactly which publication you are requesting and your mailing address.)
- We recommend that you also print this page and attach it to the printout of the article, to retain the full citation information.
- This article was written and prepared by U.S. Government employees on official time, and is therefore in the public domain.
CitationSoucy, Rick; Heitzman, Eric; Spetich, Martin A. 2004. Age Distribution of Oak Forests in North-Central Arkansas. Gen. Tech. Rep. SRS-73. Asheville, NC: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Southern Research Station. pp. 53-56
- Changes in forest structure associated with oak decline in severely impacted areas of northern Arkansas
- Using group selection to regenerate oaks in Northern Arkansas
- Post-harvest prescribed burning of oak stands: an alternative to the shelterwood-burn technique?
XML: View XML