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Main Title Characterization of Eastern U.S. Spruce-Fir Soils.
Author Fernandez, I. J. ;
CORP Author Maine Univ. at Orono.;Corvallis Environmental Research Lab., OR.
Publisher 1992
Year Published 1992
Report Number EPA/600/A-92/288;
Stock Number PB93-141133
Additional Subjects Spruces ; Firs ; Soil chemistry ; Terrestrial ecosystems ; Forestry ; Cations ; Soil properties ; Soil classification ; Soil fertility ; Plant ecology ; Reprints ; Eastern Region(United States)
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB93-141133 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 06/12/1993
Collation 25p
The spruce-fir forest of the eastern United States encompasses a diverse range of edaphic conditions due to differences in surficial geology, mineralogy, elevation, and climate. This chapter describes the characteristics of soils supporting eastern spruce-fir ecosystems, including soil properties that are important in understanding forest function and the consequences of atmospheric deposition to forested ecosystems. Chapter 1 describes the silvical characteristics of the spruce-fir forest. The Spruce-Fir Research Cooperative included six intensive study sites; five were high-elevation research sites located from western North Carolina to New Hampshire, with one low-elevation site in Maine. Information gained from research at these sites, and other relevant research from these regions, provides the basis for this description of eastern U. S. spruce-fir soils.