Cloquet Forestry Center arboretum larch individual tree diameter and height 2016



During August 2 through September 20, 2016 Kyle Gill, University of Minnesota Cloquet Forestry Center (CFC) Manager and Research Coordinator, led an effort to sample individual tree size on larch species found in the CFC arboretum. Five different larch species were sampled, and one species had two varieties: Larix laricina, Larix gmelini, Larix dahurica, Larix gmelini var. olgensis, Larix siberica, and Larix occidentalis. The value of these data are that they are a snapshot of individual tree sizes of 139 individuals from six different larch species established using the same protocols that have been left to grow in their neighborhood for around 85 years. These data are being released now because they have been requested by a team of researchers in Maine, United States, who are compiling and analyzing individual tree from across the Great Lakes region.

Data rows are for each individual tree. See readme.txt for variables names and description. A general CFC Arboretum description from the CFC project record #1913_05: "In 1922 a[n]... attempt was made to establish an arboretum.... The area was completely cleared and the soil plowed. Trees were planted in blocks of fifty using a six foot spacing. A twelve foot space was left between each block. The trees were cultivated as long as it was possible to drive a horse between the rows. Further plantings were made in 1925, 1928, 1929, 1930, and 1933; altogether sixty-eight species were planted in the arboretum. All of these gave promise of being hardy after growing from two to four years in the nursery."
Date made available2019
PublisherData Repository for the University of Minnesota
Date of data productionAug 2 2016 - Sep 20 2016

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