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Vegetation of forested uplands in the Massabesic Experimental Forest

Author(s):

Alison C. Dibble
Catherine A. Rees

Year:

2004

Publication type:

General Technical Report (GTR)

Primary Station(s):

Northern Research Station

Historical Station(s):

Northeastern Research Station

Source:

Gen. Tech. Rep. NE-320. Newtown Square, PA: U.S. Department of Ariculture, Forest Service, Northeastern Research Station. 71 p.

Description

A summary of an inventory of vascular plants in the 3,700-acre Massabesic Experimental Forest in York County, Maine. We identified about 500 species and subspecies. The most common overstory trees were eastern white pine, eastern hemlock, northern red oak, and red maple. Hemlock was the most abundant tree seedling. Shrub density was greatest for beaked hazlenut, followed by several viburnum species, highbush blueberry, and winterberry. The most common herb was starflower. We found nine listed rare plants, including a federally threatened orchid, small whorled pogonia. A geographic information system was developed and includes inventory data, forest type, soils, fire history, topography, roads, and streams.

Citation

Dibble, Alison C.; Rees, Catherine A.; Sendak, Paul E.; Brissette, John C. 2004. Vegetation of forested uplands in the Massabesic Experimental Forest. Gen. Tech. Rep. NE-320. Newtown Square, PA: U.S. Department of Ariculture, Forest Service, Northeastern Research Station. 71 p.

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