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Eastern hemlock forests

Jeffrey S. Ward

Eastern hemlock forests

guidelines to minimize the impacts of hemlock woolly adelgid

by Jeffrey S. Ward

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Published by Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station, USDA Forest Service, Northeastern Research Station, USDA Forest Service, Northeastern Area, State and Private Forestry in New Haven, Conn, Hamden, Conn, Morgantown, W. Va .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Eastern hemlock -- East (U.S.) -- Management.,
  • Hemlock woolly adelgid -- Biological control -- East (U.S.),
  • Eastern hemlock -- Ecology -- East (U.S.) -- Management.

  • Edition Notes

    Other titlesRehabilitation guidelines for hemlock stands.
    StatementJeffrey S. Ward ...[et al.].
    SeriesNA-TP -- 03-04., NA-TP -- 04-03.
    ContributionsConnecticut Agricultural Experiment Station., United States. Forest Service.
    The Physical Object
    Paginationiv, 28 p. :
    Number of Pages28
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL16117239M

      The Eastern and Carolina hemlock forest is now under attack and in the early stages of potentially being decimated by the hemlock wooly adelgid (HWA) or Adelges tsugae. Adelgids are small, soft bodied aphids that feed exclusively on coniferous plants using piercing-sucking mouth parts. They are an invasive insect and thought to be of Asian origin. HABITAT TYPES AND PLANT COMMUNITIES: Eastern hemlock occurs as a dominant or codominant in coniferous and mixed-hardwood forests. It is often the only conifer present in mixed mesophytic forests of the eastern United States. Publications listing eastern hemlock as codominant or .

      General Description. These are wetland forests dominated or co-dominated by Eastern hemlock (Tsuga canadensis).The canopy may also contain a mixture of other conifers, including red spruce (Picea rubens)), tamarack (Larix laricina), and eastern white pine (Pinus strobus).Hardwoods may contribute up to 25% of the canopy; common species include red maple (Acer rubrum), yellow birch . Eastern hemlock (Tsuga canadensis) is a foundation species in eastern North American forests. Because eastern hemlock is a foundation species, it often is assumed that the diversity of associated species is high. However, the herbaceous layer of eastern hemlock stands generally is sparse, species-poor, and lacks unique species or floristic assemblages.

    The eastern hemlock project aims to document remnant hemlock forests in southern Ontario and encourage citizen engagement in their stewardship. Michael Henry, author of Ontario’s Old-Growth Forests, offers occasional presentations about eastern hemlock’s ecology, history, and future, and about old-growth forests. Foster and co-authors share the story of the demise of eastern hemlock, an important tree species native to eastern North America and that is threatened by an introduced insect, hemlock woolly /5.


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Eastern hemlock forests by Jeffrey S. Ward Download PDF EPUB FB2

Foster and co-authors share the story of the demise of eastern hemlock, an important tree species native to eastern North America and that is threatened by an introduced insect, hemlock woolly adelgid.

The book discusses the importance of hemlock in eastern forests; historical changes in hemlock forests across the landscape over the past 5, years; various studies including by the Cited by: 9. “For any lover of the eastern forest, the decline of the noble hemlock is a hard story to hear; told here, by a group of the forest’s foremost chroniclers, the story acquires a majesty worthy of its subject.”—Bill McKibben, author of Eaarth: Making a Life on a Tough New Planet.

Book Review in Ecology (Winter ) “For any lover of the eastern forest, the decline of the noble hemlock is a hard story to hear; told here, by a group of the forest’s foremost chroniclers, the story acquires a majesty worthy of its subject.”— Bill McKibben, author of Eaarth.

Get this from a library. Eastern hemlock forests: guidelines to minimize the impacts of hemlock woolly adelgid. [Jeffrey S Ward; Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station.; United States. Forest Service.]. In this magnificently illustrated book, conservationist and celebrated outdoors photographer Tim Palmer launches us on a revealing journey among the hemlock and beech trees that have for millennia towered over America’s eastern woodlands.

The eastern hemlock and North American beech once thrived from Maine to Georgia, casting shade on trout. BOOK EXCERPT Hemlock: A Forest Giant on the Edge David R. Foster, Editor Editor’s Note: Eastern hemlock (Tsuga canadensis) is an iconic tree species in northeastern forests and the Appalachian Mountains.

It has faced peril in the past but is now faced with perhaps its most deadly threat—the invasive and devastating insect pest, hemlock woolly. Eastern Hemlock Forests: Guidelines to minimize the impacts of Hemlock Woolly Adelgid.

Book May “What kind of sites does hemlock grow on?” Habitat type1 and site index distribution. The majority of hemlock growing stock volume is found on mesic and mesic to wet-mesic habitat types The majority of hemlock growing stock volume is found in stands with fairly low site indices (chart on left).

About half of volume is located on sites with a site index below   Eastern Hemlock - Hardwood Forests Forests of this group are (or were) characterized by the dominance or co-dominance of eastern hemlock (Tsuga canadensis) in nearly every vertical r forests are known from the Great Lakes region and the northeastern United States and range as far south as the southern Blue Ridge of North Carolina and Tennessee.

Hemlock trees are a ‘foundation species’ of forests. They are long-living, shade tolerant conifers that usually grow in groups or are assembled with other tree species. Hemlocks contribute to watershed quality and provide a unique micro-environment with a cool habitat for many species of birds, insects, and mammals.

Eastern hemlock Tsuga canadensis very tolerant very slow low poor none Eastern white pine Pinus strobus intermediate moderate low poor none table 1.—silvical characteristics of the important species in northern hardwood forests.

Eastern Hemlock. Pinaceae -- Pine family. Godman and Kenneth Lancaster. Eastern hemlock (Tsuga canadensis), also called Canada hemlock or hemlock spruce, is a slow-growing long-lived tree which unlike many trees grows well in shade. It may take to years to reach maturity and may live for years or more.

Book Description: The Eastern Hemlock, massive and majestic, has played a unique role in structuring northeastern forest environments, from Nova Scotia to Wisconsin and through the Appalachian Mountains to North Carolina, Tennessee, and Alabama.

The eastern hemlock grows well in shade and is very long lived, with the oldest recorded specimen, found in Tionesta, Pennsylvania, being at least years old. The tree generally reaches heights of about 31 m ( ft), but exceptional trees have been recorded up to 53 m ( ft).

The diameter of the trunk at breast height is often m (4 ft 11 in), but again, outstanding trees have been Family: Pinaceae. The hemlock's shallow root system excels along riparian corridors, where the soil remains moist throughout the year.

These shade-tolerant trees form dense canopies that provide cool refuge for fish and other wildlife. Habitat Rich in biodiversity, eastern hemlock forests are habitat for more than different species, including: black bear; marten.

The eastern hemlock is found from Nova Scotia to eastern Minnesota, south to Maryland and Illinois, and along the Appalachian Mountains to Georgia and northern Alabama.

Hemlock comprises less than 1% of the forest cover in the Park. The Limberlost area is probably the most famous hemlock area in the Park. The eastern hemlock is a forest giant.

Affectionately nicknamed the ‘redwood of the east’, it can live for over years and reach heights of more than feet. It is typically found in riparian areas, growing along headwater streams, in moist, shady groves, and on north facing slopes.

Hemlock Forest Secure Hemlock Forest on a slope. Photo: Patricia Swain, NHESP. Description: Hemlock Forests have a dense canopy with at least 50% cover of eastern Hemlock. The closed conifer canopy allows little light through and restricts growth in lower layers.

Hemlock Forests are often on rocky, north or north. EASTERN HEMLOCK The wood of eastern hemlock is moderately light in weight, moderately hard, coarse grained, uneven in texture, and inclined to splinter when machined. Although moderately low in bending strength and shock resistance, eastern hemlock can be used in construction for light framing, sheathing, subflooring, and roofing.

It is much. I had never thought of eastern hemlock as a forest giant until I visited the mountains of western North Carolina. In my northern New England experience, an old-growth hemlock was a good-sized tree, often equal in girth to eastern white pine, but lacking the pine’s impressive height.

All eastern hemlock forests in Algonquin, but particularly the old-growth stands, have high conservation value and should be protected from logging. External characteristics of age in eastern hemlock trees can be used to identify probable old trees and age estimates can be confirmed by tree coring.Welcome to Hope for Hemlocks, a project of Kentucky Heartwood to save the Eastern hemlock (Tsuga canadensis), a tree of enormous ecological importance and breathtaking beauty.

Hemlocks in the east, including Kentucky, are being decimated by an invasive insect, the hemlock woolly adelgid (Adelges tsugae).Thousands of acres of hemlock forests on public and private land have already been.Eastern hemlock grows from about sea level to meters.

In the more southern parts of its range, eastern hemlock occurs only where there is drainage of cool, moist air -- on moist rocky ridges, valleys and ravines, hillsides, and lakeshores.

In the northern hardwood forest, it is found on a greater variety of.