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Thetford Level II long-term forest monitoring plot

Current and planned research projects related to this plot


A summary of the variables monitored at this site can be found here.




Date of installation 22/09/1994
Planting year 1967
Main tree species Scots Pine
Other tree species present in plot 1 – 5 % Weymouth Pine (Pinus strobus)
Forest type Plantation
Sylvicultural system  
Tree density 688 trees/ha
Biomass/volume 364 m3/ha (2005)
Basal area 53.4 m2/ha (2005)
Local Yield Class 12
Plot dimensions 0.303 ha
Altitude 30 m
Mean slope 1%
Geology Cretaceous
Topography Flat
Aspect North
Rainfall 615 mm per annum
Provisional soil type (FAO 1988) Ferralic arenosol

Surrounding habitat



Integrated forest monitoring
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Integrated forest monitoring
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