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FutMon programme – Micheldever Beech monitoring plot

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Map

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Description

Date of installation April 2009
Planting year  
Main tree species Beech
Other tree species present in plot  
Forest type Plantation
Silvicultural system  
Tree density  
Biomass/volume  
Basal area  
Local yield class  
Plot dimensions 0.1 ha
Altitude 115
Mean slope 4 degrees
Geology Clay over chalk
Topography Convex
Aspect North
Rainfall  
Provisional soil type Clay with flints

Measurements

Notes:

  • (1) Data recorded within the Level II forest monitoring programme
  • (2) Data not recorded within the FutMon programme
  • (*) Recorded every 2 weeks at Micheldever
  • (V) Volume only measured.
Variables Period Frequency of sampling Rogate Be Micheldever Be Covert Wood (1) Knill Wood (2)
Foliar sampling & analysis 2005-2007 Two years     Y  
2009-2010 Annual Y Y    
Soil analysis 2010 Once Y Y    
Soil moisture 2009-2010 Hourly (*) Y Y    
Soil temp 2009 Hourly Y      
2010 Hourly(*) Y Y    
Stand Precipitation 2009-2010 2 weeks Y Y    
Atmospheric deposition 2002-2010 4 weeks Y Y (V)  
Permanent girth bands 2009-2010 4 weeks Y Y   Y
Phenology (manual recording) 2009-2010 Weekly
(spring & Autumn)
Y Y   Y
Crown condition 2002-2006 Annual     Y  
2009-2010 Annual Y Y    
Leaf area index 2009-2010 Once Y Y    
Meteorology 2003-2005 Continuous (Automatic)     Y  
2009-2010 Continuous (Automatic) Y Y    
Ground vegetation 2004-2007 3 years     Y  
2010 Once Y Y    
Ground vegetation analysis 2010 Once Y Y    
Litter fall quantification 2002-2008 4 weeks
(2 weeks Autumn)
    Y  
2009-2010 4 weeks
(2 weeks Autumn)
Y Y Y Y
Litter fall analysis 2009-2010 Once Y Y Y  
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Research Status
completed