Stocking and growth of noble fir in the Cascade Mountains of Oregon and Washington

by Theodore Bruce Thomas

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Statementby Theodore Bruce Thomas.
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Pagination[11], 68 leaves, bound :
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Stocking and growth of noble fir in the Cascade Mountains of Oregon and Washington by Theodore Bruce Thomas Download PDF EPUB FB2

Stocking levels and height growth rates of noble fir and associated species were measured on 51 clearcut study areas within the Pacific silver fir zone of the Oregon and Washington Cascades.

Clearcut study areas were approximately 20 years old and had either planted noble fir or natural regeneration of noble fir from a seed source adjacent to Author: Theodore Bruce Thomas. Range of Noble Fir Figure 2. Natural range of noble fir; the genetically complex true fir populations in southwestern Oregon are not included.

Noble fir is generally found at higher elevations, such as be-tween 3, and 5, feet in the central Oregon Cascade Range and 3, and 5, feet elevation in the central Wash-ington Cascade Range. Height growth and site index estimates for noble fir in high-elevation forests of the Oregon-Washington cascades Document Type: Book Author(s): F.

Herman; R. Curtis; D. Demars. Distribution: Occurs along the Pacific coast in Washington, Oregon, and northern California. Commonly found at ft.

( m) elevation on the west side of the Cascade Mountains. California red fir (Abies magnifica). A total of noble fir were selected on the west side of the Cascades of Washington and Oregon. The stands and sites for sampling were chosen to represent a wide range of environmental and stand.

Noble fir (Abies procera) is an important associate in southern Washington and northern Oregon. Other associates west of the Cascade Range are Douglas-fir, western redcedar (Thuja plicata), and grand fir (Abies grandis), with Sitka spruce (Picea sitchensis) and. A subalpine tree, it is found in the Cascade Range and the Coast Ranges of the Pacific Northwest of Washington and Oregon and in southwestern Canada.

Trees with cone and needle characteristics of noble fir, however, have been reported in northern California. Range Noble fir is common in middle to upper elevations for the entire length of the Cascades and at higher elevations in the Siskiyous and Coast Range.

Character The noble fir has unique cones, making it easy to identify. Like all true firs, cones sit on top of branches rather than hang down. The darkness slows down this plant's growth -- it can take up to 18 months to germinate.

But when grown, watch out. Giant, maple-like leaves nearly mask the "horrid" part of the plant in summer. The Canadian region is known as the Canadian Cascades or the Cascade Mountains.

Other names may be used in other regions. The Cascade Range forms a curve that runs around – miles inland parallel with the Pacific Ocean shoreline stretching over mile from British Columbia, Canada, south to Northern California.

Summary 10 Abies procera, the noble fir, also called red fir and Christmastree, is a western North American fir, native to the Cascade Range and Coast Range mountains of extreme northwest California and western Oregon and Washington in the United is a high altitude tree, typically occurring at –1, metres (–4, ft) altitude, only rarely reaching tree line.

Canopy gaps in Douglas-fir forests of the Cascade Mountains. Can. For. Res. Types and rates of mortality were measured and canopy gap formation rates were estimated from 5- to Wildflowers of the Oregons Cascade Range A Guide to Common Native Species by nesi Posted on Wildflowers of the Cascade Mountains of Oregon and Washington.

Noble fir (Abies procera) is an important associate in southern Washington and northern Oregon. Pacific silver fir is an indicator of very moist soils. Airborne infection of Pacific silver fir is highyear-round [14]. Pacific silver fir is very shade tolerant and has low spatialrequirements [14,15,22,26,71].

GENERAL DISTRIBUTION: Pacific silver fir occurs from extreme southeastern Alaska south through western British Columbia, the Cascade Range of Washington and Oregon, to northwestern California [6,7,51,55,60].Pacific silver fir is also found in the Olympic Mountains of Washington [6,7,38].ECOSYSTEMS: FRES20 Douglas-fir FRES22 Western white pine FRES23 Fir - spruce.

noble fir plantations because the growth and size of these trees re-flected actual conditions. We obtained these data from the initial inventory data set for true hr-hemlock stands established as part of a series of spacing trials in the Olympic and Cascade mountain ranges in Oregon and Wash-ington (Curtis et al.

The Ecology of the North Cascades is heavily influenced by the high elevation and rain shadow effects of the mountain range. The North Cascades is a section of the Cascade Range from the South Fork of the Snoqualmie River in Washington, United States, to the confluence of the Thompson and Fraser Rivers in British Columbia, Canada, where the range is officially called the Cascade Mountains but.

Falling a large fir tree in the coast range of Oregon. Not the nicest tree on the strip, or the best lay. 26" at '. Stihl Second growth and 60 years. Cascade Mountain Range in Oregon (essay) By David Sherrod The Cascade mountain system extends from northern California to central British Columbia.

In Oregon, it comprises the Cascade Range, which is miles long and, at greatest breadth, 90 miles wide (fig. Oregon’s Cascade Range covers roug square miles, or about Summary 2 Abies procera, the Noble fir, also called red fir and Christmastree, is a western North American fir, native to the Cascade Range and Coast Range mountains of extreme northwest California and western Oregon and Washington in the United is a high altitude tree, typically occurring at –1, metres (–4, ft) altitude, only rarely reaching tree line.

Cover of salal by stand age has been documented as follows in western Washington: stand age (years) (percent ground cover) - 5 22 30 42 73 Cover was documented as follows in a Douglas-fir-western hemlock forest of western Cascades of Oregon: years (percent cover) 2 5 10 15 20 30 40 undist.

old growth structure, tree ages, and Douglas-fir growth across the central western Cascades of Oregon where cohort ages span nearly eight centuries.

The number of post-fire cohorts was estimated per stand, and establishment trajectories were evaluated by cohort. On average, it took years to reach establishment of 90% of the trees per cohort. SinceNoble Mountain has been one of the world's largest wholesale Christmas tree suppliers of Plantation Noble Fir, Douglas Fir, Scotch Pine and Grand Fir.

Over the years the market has continually changed which has given us the opportunity to now also grow and offer several other varieties of trees such as Nordmann Fir.

Stanford Libraries' official online search tool for books, media, journals, databases, government documents and more. Where it grows: Noble fir grows at elevations above feet ( meters) in the Coast Range and the Cascades.

Although they don’t usually grow in pure stands, you can find large numbers on Saddle Mountain near Seaside, and at the top of Larch Mountain and Nesmith Point in the Columbia Gorge.

Douglas-fir forest covers more of Oregon than any other, primarily on the west side of the Cascades, though Douglas-fir trees are found in the mixed conifer forest types as well.

These forests are dominated by their namesake tree, but in moister and riparian areas there are also western hemlock, western redcedar, Pacific yew, bigleaf maple, and. Growth Habit: Tree: Native Status: L48 N: Characteristics United States, Cascade Mountains.

April Usage Requirements. ©Susan McDougall. Abies procera Rehder – noble fir Subordinate Taxa. This plant has no children Legal Status. Wetland Status. The Cascade Range or Cascades is a major mountain range of western North America, extending from southern British Columbia through Washington and Oregon to Northern includes both non-volcanic mountains, such as the North Cascades, and the notable volcanoes known as the High small part of the range in British Columbia is referred to as the Canadian Cascades or.

Additional Physical Format: Online version: Coville, Frederick V. (Frederick Vernon), Forest growth and sheep grazing in the Cascade mountains of Oregon.

The Cascade Range or Cascades is a major mountain range of western North America. It runs from Canada‘s British Columbia through the U.S. states of Washington and Oregon to Northern California. The range stretches 1, kilometers ( miles) north-to-south, and is approximately kilometers (80 miles) across east-to-west.

Many peaks in the Cascade Range exceed 3, meters (10, feet). Saddle Mountain. Saddle Mountain is one of the highest peaks in Oregon's Coast Range. On clear days you can see to the ocean in one direction and the Cascade Range volcanoes to the other. Such a day is a rarity in the fall, however.

The flanks of Saddle Mountain are almost always enshrouded in mist, making for prime mushroom foraging. State Route Horseshoe Bend Trail across from Douglas Fir Campground at milepost mile hike on a forested ledge above the North Fork Nooksack River.

Baker Lake Area: Shadow of the Sentinels is a barrier-free loop trail; Baker Lake Trail (formerly known as East Bank Trail) follows the east shore of Baker Lake and enters the Baker.Mountain hemlock Tsuga mertensiana Distinguished from western hemlock by its larger cones and presence at higher elevations (generally above 4, feet).

Douglas-fir Pseudotsuga menziesii Abundant tree in both western rain forests and in drier forests east of the crest. Old-growth trees can reach feet tall. WASHINGTON TRAILS August www.