Geologic Variable Associated with Height of Yellow-Poplar Stand in the Bald Mountains of North Carolina

  • Authors: McNab, W. Henry; Merschat, Carl E.
  • Publication Year: 1990
  • Publication Series: Miscellaneous Publication
  • Source: TheJournal of the Elisha Mitchell Scientific Society, 106(2), 1990, pp.25-31

Abstract

Quartz grain size and mylonitization, geologic variables determined fromrocks on sites, were associated with total height of yellow-poplar (Liriodendron tulipifera L.) standsand may be of value as independent variables in modeling tree growth from site characteristics. A predictive model containing quartz grain site and stand age accounted for about 54% of the variationin total height of yellow-poplar stands in the Bald Mountains of western North Carolina. These and other geologic variables mayalsobe of value in classifying forest sites for species composition and productivity.

  • Citation: McNab, W. Henry; Merschat, Carl E. 1990. Geologic Variable Associated with Height of Yellow-Poplar Stand in the Bald Mountains of North Carolina. TheJournal of the Elisha Mitchell Scientific Society, 106(2), 1990, pp.25-31
  • Keywords: geologic variable, mylonitization, quartz grain size, Liriodendron tulipifera, yellow-poplar, tree height growth
  • Posted Date: April 1, 1980
  • Modified Date: August 22, 2006
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