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RM-RN-534: Oldest known Engelmann spruce


Brown, Peter M.; Shepperd, Wayne D.; Brown, Christopher C.; Mata, Stephen A.; McClain, Douglas L. 1995. Oldest known Engelmann spruce. Res. Note RM-RN-534. Fort Collins, CO: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Forest and Range Experiment Station. 6 p.

Age structure in a stand of very old-age Engelmann spruce is described. The site is at 3,505 m near treeline in the Fraser Experimental Forest in central Colorado. The site contains the oldest Engelmann spruce trees yet reported in the literature; the oldest tree is at least 852 years of age.

Keywords: dendrochronology, old-age, old growth, Picea engelmannii, tree rings


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Title: RM-RN-534: Oldest known Engelmann spruce
Electronic Publish Date: September 20, 2004
Last Update:
August 10, 2012

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