Project Overview

Investigators studied the interaction between beech bark disease and forest composition and soils by locating 180 stands in the Catskills and 111 stands in the White Mountains where a canopy beech tree has died and the canopy gap had subsequently been filled. Researchers measured which species filled the gap, the vegetation within and surrounding the plot, and the chemistry of the soil in the plot.


Assess the effects of beech decline related to beech bark disease on forest composition and soil chemistry at sites in the Catskills and the White Mountains.

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Status - Active

Start date: 2004-01-01

Anticipated end date: 2004-12-31

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