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1 October 2018 Tree Species Composition of an Acidic Sandy Flatwoods in Berrien County, Michigan, USA
Robert Tatina
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Abstract

The trees in a young plant community on abandoned agricultural land in Berrien County, Michigan, were tallied by size classes and found to be dominated by red maple (Acer rubrum) and black gum (Nyssa sylvatica). Soils were acidic and sandy. The community fits the Natural Resources Conservation Service Ecological Site Description of an acidic sandy flatwoods. Based on size class distributions, this community may be transitional to a beech-maple forest.

Robert Tatina "Tree Species Composition of an Acidic Sandy Flatwoods in Berrien County, Michigan, USA," Natural Areas Journal 38(5), 424-429, (1 October 2018). https://doi.org/10.3375/043.038.0511
Published: 1 October 2018
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acidic sandy flatwoods
forest succession
Michigan
Nyssa sylvatica
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