Forest Ecosystem Monitoring Cooperative

A Study of Red Spruce in the Understory: Red spruce understory growth 97-98

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Metadata Provider

  • Forest Ecosystem Monitoring Cooperative

    • Address:
      705 Spear Street
      South Burlington, Vermont 05403
      United States of America

      Phone: (802) 656-2975
      Email: femc@uvm.edu
      Website: www.uvm.edu/femc

Abstract

    To study the aging and growth of red spruce in the understory on different elevations on Mount Mansfield.

People

  • Chuck Vile: Principal Investigator

  • Brian Malone: Principal Investigator

  • Eric Blokland: Content Provider

  • Jason Scott: Content Provider

  • Mark Grundon: Content Provider

Keywords

  • plant species, tree age, tree growth,

Organizations

  • Vermont Agency of Natural Resources Vermont Department of Forests, Parks and Recreation: lead
  • Mount Mansfield Union High School : partner

Geographic Coverage

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    Data Table

    • Title: Red spruce understory growth 97-98
    • Start Date: 1997-01-01
    • End Date: 1998-01-01
    • Description: Data from Malone et al. Red spruce in the understory 1999 project id 85 Station averages of red spruce growth in centimeter and inches.

    • Purpose: Determine crown growth of red spruce in a heavily logged area.

    • Condensed Title: Z0096_redspruce1_ForImport

    • Object Name: VMC.96.2150

    • Data Type: mySQL
    • Citation: Malone et al.1999. Red spruce in the understory of the Stevensville watershed on Mount Mansfield. FEMC. https://www.uvm.edu/femc/data/archive/project/a-study-red-spruce-understory/dataset/red-spruce-understory-growth-97-98

    • Online Distribution: https://www.uvm.edu/femc/data/archive/project/a-study-red-spruce-understory/dataset/red-spruce-understory-growth-97-98

    Attribute List

      Attribute Name: 1997_Growth_cm
      • Label: 1997 Growth (cm)
      • Description: 1997 Growth in cm
      • Storage Type: decimal
      • Measurment Type: ratio
      Attribute Name: 1997_Growth__in
      • Label: 1997 Growth (in)
      • Description: 1997 Growth in inches
      • Storage Type: decimal
      • Measurment Type: ratio
      Attribute Name: 1998_Growth_cm
      • Label: 1998 Growth (cm)
      • Description: 1998 Growth in cm
      • Storage Type: decimal
      • Measurment Type: ratio
      Attribute Name: 1998_Growth_in
      • Label: 1998 Growth (in)
      • Description: 1998 Growth in inches
      • Storage Type: decimal
      • Measurment Type: ratio
      Attribute Name: Age
      • Label: Age
      • Description: Age
      • Storage Type: text
      • Measurment Type: nominal
      Attribute Name: Live_Crown_Ratio_%
      • Label: Live_Crown_Ratio_%
      • Description: Live_Crown_Ratio_%
      • Storage Type: decimal
      • Measurment Type: ratio
      Attribute Name: Station_#
      • Label: Station_#
      • Description: Station_#
      • Storage Type: text
      • Measurment Type: nominal

    Methods

    • Past Methods (no longer in use)
      • Tree selection and measurements
        • Started: 1998-10-01
          Ended: 1999-06-01
        • Method Description: Working off the Butler Lodge Trail and the Wampahoofus Trail, growth and aging of understory red spruce will be done at different elevations. At each trail marker on Butler Lodge Trail (5 chains apart), the first 3 red spruce trees in the understory to the north of the trail are used to measure total height, 1997/1998 growth, live crown ratio, and age.
        • Quality Control Measures: Trees double checked by experienced forester

    Sampling Equipment

    • No sampling equipment recorded for this dataset

    Site Characteristics

    • No site characteristics recorded for this dataset