Dataset Overview

The impending loss of hemlock trees due to hemlock woolly adelgid (Adelges tsuga) infestation prompted the need to identify species of plants able to colonize areas where hemlock has been removed. We investigated species present in the seed bank (in 2004 and 2010), the seedling bank (in 2004 and 2010), and seed rain (from 2005-2015) in the Harvard Forest Hemlock Removal Experiment.

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This study provides a unique temporal documentation of changes in the seedbank, seed rain, and vegetation under conditions of a changing overstory.

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Data collection for this dataset has been completed

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Preferred Citation

Ellison A, Farnsworth E, Sullivan K. 2019. Seed Bank in Hemlock Removal Experiment at Harvard Forest 2004-2015. Harvard Forest Data Archive: HF105. Available at:

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