of Long Term Research Conducted by the Northeastern Research Station
Genotypic Variation in White
||To evaluate growth and survival of white ash collected from
45 geographic sources.
||expected to continue
||Fernow Experimental Forest
McGowan Mtn. Rd. ~1/2 mile south of junction with the Main Fernow
lat: N39deg 02min 02sec, long: W79deg 41min 08sec. latitude,
longitude, and elevation (feet) is documented for each seedling
Soil is mapped as Mechesville silt loam with limestone influence.
Planted 10 X 10 spacing 5-tree plots.
Cleared 8.5 acres of previously 70-yr old mixed hardwoods including
black cherry, northern red oak, yellow poplar, sugar maple,
and white ash.
||Random Block Design. 5 blocks, 5-tree plots, 45 families.
|Likelihood of Locating Study Areas:
||Trees were planted using Auger during 1979. Corners of all
blocks were marked with 4-foot long 5/8" iron rod and a brass
numbered mine check was placed next to the 1st tree in each
5-tree plot with a #9 wire pin: 1976.
Release of seedlings with Hoffco MP 670 brush cutter: 1977,
1978, 1980, 1982.
||Seedling height measured to the nearest 0.05' and stem diameter
at ground level was measured to the nearest 0.05 cm.
|Variables and Sampling Frequency:
||Independent: Growth, height growth to nearest 0.05', and diameter
growth at ground level to nearest 0.05cm., survival, disease
and insect incidence.
Survival and total seedling heights 1976.
Survival and total height after 2,3,4,5 years (1977,1978,1979,
1980) and at 5 year intervals thereafter.
Dependent: White ash geographic source (12 states).
Total height, diameter at 1" above ground, and d.b.h. on trees
||Data are visually compared to previously collected data. Accuracy
assessments are completed after each data-collection period.
Permanent employee continually supervises temporary employees.
||Raw: stand structure and grade, species, d.b.h., and number
of stems available on DG. Species, d.b.h., And number of stems
are in hardcopy. Data are downloaded to PCs for analyses.
|Global Change Research Applications:
||Studies of Ecosystem Processes
|Publications and Reports:
||Work plan. August 1975. Calvin Bey.
Establishment report: May 1976.
Progress reports. 1977, 1978, 1979, 1982, 1993, 1993: G. W.
Wendell and T.M. Schuler.
The above are office reports of U.S. Department of Agriculture,
Forest Service, Northeastern Forest Experiment Station, Parsons,
Schuler, TM 1994. Survival and growth of White Ash families
and provenances 15 years after establishment in West Virginia.
Res. Paper NE-684. Radnor, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture,
Forest Service, Northeastern Forest Experiment Station. 7
Wendel, G.W. 1985. Performance of White oak progenies after
7 years in a West Virginia planting. In: Proceedings, 29th
Northeastern forest tree improvement conference; 1984 July
18-20; Morgantown, WV: [Place of publication unknown]. 90-97.
||Tom Schuler, USDA Forest Service, P.O.
Box 404, Parsons WV 26287. (304) 478-2000.
||USDA Forest Service, North Central Forest Experiment Station