Dataset Overview

Field data collected on sapling measurements, species abundances, health metrics, and damage indicators. A sapling is classified as any tree with a diameter at breast height between 1 and 5 inches within the microplot.

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To compare species distributions between the under and over story in order to predict future forest composition/structure.

Data Collection Status

Data collection for this dataset is ongoing

Start date


Anticipated end date



193 records with 17 fields

Data Availability

Available for download

Data License

CC0 - Public domain license logo

Preferred Citation

Diane Burbank. 2016. Microplot data from 2008-2016. Green Mountain National Forest. FEMC. Can be found at:

Update Frequency

Other maintenance period

Maintenance Plan

The project will continue for the next 50 years or so. Sampling happens over the course of 4 years every 10 years. Sampling will resume again in 2018 and go over the same plots through 2021 and so forth.


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