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FP5C - Met Station

FP5C is an open stand of black spruce with widely scattered individuals of tamarack (Larix laricina) Total tree canopy is 32%. Tree density in 1989 totaled 2684 trees per hectare of which 2667 were black spruce and 17 were tamarack. Total basal area of the stand is 14.7 m2/ha nearly all of which is black spruce. Average diameter of the dominant black spruce is 15 cm, and heights range from 10 to 15 m but average diameter for all of the black spruce in the stand is only 8 cm. The dominant spruce and tamarack are about 150 years old, but occasional younger trees occur. The tall shrub layer has 21% canopy cover and is primarily of Alnus crispa and Rosa acicularis, with widely scattered Salix glauca, Salix arbusculoides, and Salix planifolia. The low shrub layer is conspicuous with 76% cover; mainly Ledum groenlandicum and Vaccinium vitis-idaea. Common herbs are Equisetum scirpoides, E. arvense, Poa sp. and Calamagrostis canadensis. with a total herbaceous cover of 25%. The nearly continuous moss cover (83%) is dominated by Hylocomium splendens and Pleurozium schreberi. Lichens have 7% cover , primarily Peltigera aphthosa.
Site Characteristics
Location Single Point
Latitude: 64.7144400
Longitude: -148.1452800
Location - Bounding Box
Area (HA): NA
  High Low Mean
Elevation (M): NA NA NA
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