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Title: R. R. Reynolds Research Natural Area in southeastern Arkansas: A 56-year case study in pine-hardwood overstory sustainability

The R. R. Reynolds Research Natural Area is a 32-ha pine-hardwood forest in southeastern Arkansas, U.S.A., that originated from diameter-limit cutting of the virgin forest before 1915. In 1935, these 32 ha were reserved from timber management. Between 1937 and 1993, eight inventories were taken of all living trees greater than 9-cm DBH, using 2.5-cm DBH classes within three species groups: Pinus spp., Quercus spp., and other hardwoods. In 1994, all standing dead snags of pines and hardwoods greater than 9-cm DBH were inventoried by 2.5-cm DBH classes. During 56 years, the overstory pine-hardwood ratio remained stable in terms of relative basal area, but pine density decreased with a commensurate increase in hardwood density. In 1993, pines represented 63% of basal area but only 23% of stem density.
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Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
422095
Report Number(s):
PB--97-121792/XAB
TRN: 70031215
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Resource Relation:
Other Information: DN: Pub. in Jnl. of Sustainable Forestry, Vol. 3, No. 4, 59-73(1996); PBD: 1996
Research Org:
Forest Service, Monticello, AR (United States). Southern Research Station
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
09 BIOMASS FUELS; ARKANSAS; FIELD TESTS; PINES; PLANT GROWTH; FORESTRY; SILVICULTURE; OAKS