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|Contributions||Nelson, Isabell L.|
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Mature bottomland hardwood forests provide critical breeding habitat for a large number of bird species, many of which are of management concern according to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Due to the proximity to water, bottomland hardwood forests provide important nesting sites, food, and shelter for wood ducks and other migratory waterfowl. We present tools to guide stand density management of southern bottomiand hardwoods and we provide guidance in their implementation. We present stocking guides for southern bottomland hardwoods. ELSEVIER Forest Ecology and Management 90 () Forest Ecology and Management The bottomland hardwood forest of the southern United States Robert C. Kellison *, Michael J. Young Hardwood Research Cooperative, North . Bottomland hardwood forests (BLH) are found in temperate, humid regions of the southeastern US, primarily on alluvial floodplains adjacent to rivers. Altered hydrology in rivers and floodplains has caused changes in stand development and species composition of BLHs. We hypothesize that the driving mechanisms behind these changes are related to the regeneration process because of the complexity.
12 Shortleaf pine-oak Y 46 Bottomland hardwood-yellow pine Y 13 Loblolly pine-hardwood Y 47 White oak-black oak-yellow pine Y 24 Baldcypress Y 58 Sweetgum-yellow poplar Y 25 Yellow pine Y 59 Scarlet oak Y 26 Longleaf pine-hardwood Y 60 Chestnut oak-scarlet oak Y These codes are also used to identify management type. Existing Vegetation. ELSEVIER Forest Ecology and Management 90 () Forest Ecology and Management Silvicultural systems for southern bottomland hardwood forests James S. Meadows *, John A. Stanturf USDA Forest Service, Southern Hardwoods Laboratory, P.O. Box , Stoneville, MS , USA Abstract Silvicultural systems integrate both regeneration and intermediate operations in . 1) Reference for practitioners – We intend the report to be of practical be nefit for foresters and other natural resource professionals responsible for on -the-ground management of cypress stands by providing a ready reference and current summary of cypress management topics. The term “bottomland hardwoods” generally refers to hardwoods found on current floodplain sites. Soils on these sites are young because they are made of recent stream depos-its. They vary in drainage and nutrient levels, thus resulting in a range of hardwood species and productivity levels.
The Bottomland hardwood forest is a type of deciduous and evergreen hardwood forest found in US broad lowland floodplains along large rivers and lakes. They are occasionally flooded, which builds up the alluvial soils required for the gum, oak and bald cypress trees that typically grow in this type of biome. The trees often develop unique characteristics to allow submergence, including cypress. Wood Duck Management • Winter – Bottomland hardwood wetlands – River backwaters – Downed woody debris and timber • Loafing • Pair bonding • Thermoregulation – Scrub shrub (buttonbush) – Small creeks and streams – Acorns are the primary winter foods • bald cypress, hickory, sweet gum, buttonbush, arrow-arum, bur-reed, and. Other synonyms: high bottomland forest (Darst and Light ), blackwater branch or creek swamp, in part (Wharton ), bottomland, bottomland forest, river bottom, stream bottom, white cedar swamp, NWTC Zones IV-V, levees, terraces, lowland hardwood forest References: Clewell, A.F. Baldcypress grows well at high stand densities. From age 60 to 70 years, a baldcypress-hardwood. stand in Florida increased from 39 to 43 m³/ha ( to ft³/acre) in basal area and from to m³/ha (57 to 68 cords/acre) in volume. The baldcypress grew at a .