|Part 6: Case Studies > Southern > Step 1 - Finding matches to your site|
Southern Case Study: Step 1 - Finding
matches to your site
To find suitable matches to your site, there are several options to choose from in the Southeastern US Photo Series (volumes VI and VIa) The closest set of matches to this longleaf-pine - turkey oak forest is in the Sand Hill photo series (Volume VIa). The 11 sites in this series are ordered from low to high relative density of turkey oak. This site appears to have a relatively high density of turkey oak and the best overall match is SH 10. You might also want to consider the longleaf pine photo series (LLP04 is also a close match).
Tip: Remember - rarely, if ever, is there a perfect match to your site. As you will see in the following pages, we will refer to several photo series sites to interpolate fuel characteristics.