Influence of Aspect on Forests of the Clarksville Soils in Dent County, Missouri

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Abstract:

In studying site index measurements for soil mapping units, the influence of aspect on site index was observed. Clarksville soils were selected for more intensive study. These soils are described with their principal cover types. Using the oak plot data, regression equations were developed to test for most favorable aspect. Equations are given from which site index of shortleaf pine and upland oak can be calculated at any given aspect. The influence of aspect upon species composition is noted.

Document Type: Journal Article

Affiliations: Regional Forester, U. S. Dept., Agric., Soil Conservation Service, Upper Darby, Pa.

Publication date: March 1, 1969

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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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