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Moisture Loss and Weight of the Forest Floor Under Pole-Size Ponderosa Pine Stands

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Between 0.16 and 1.09 inches of moisture were lost from the forest floor on plots of pole-size ponderosa pine during part of the summer thundershower period in Arizona. This represented a loss of from 7 to 27 percent of gross precipitation. Stand age offered a good estimate of weight of the forest floor on these plots.

Document Type: Journal Article

Affiliations: Rocky Mountain Forest and Range, Expt. Sta., Forest Service, U.S. Dept. Agric., Albuquerque, N. Mex.

Publication date: January 1, 1968

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  • The Journal of Forestry is the most widely circulated scholarly forestry journal in the world. In print since 1902, the Journal has received several national awards for excellence. The mission of the Journal of Forestry is to advance the profession of forestry by keeping forest management professionals informed about significant developments and ideas in the many facets of forestry: economics, education and communication, entomology and pathology, fire, forest ecology, geospatial technologies, history, international forestry, measurements, policy, recreation, silviculture, social sciences, soils and hydrology, urban and community forestry, utilization and engineering, and wildlife management. The Journal is published bimonthly: January, March, May, July, September, and November.
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