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Table 1 Site characteristics of the 80-year-old, 45-year-old and 17-year-old forests of the Turkey Point Observatory

From: Heat and drought impact on carbon exchange in an age-sequence of temperate pine forests

Site 80-year-old 45-year-old 17-year-old
Stand age (start/end) 64/80 29/45 1/17
Tower location 42.7102
− 80.3574
42.7074
− 80.3485
42.6617
− 80.5599
Elevation (m) 184 184 265
Plantation year 1939 1974 2002
Average canopy height (m) 23.4 (22.9) 16.2 6.85
Tree density (trees ha–1) 321 (413) 1583 1567
Leaf area index, LAI (m2 m–2) 5.3 (8.5) 6.6 6.4
Mean diameter at 1.3 m height, DBH (cm) 38.99 (37.2) 17.90 15.76
Stand basal area (m2 ha–1) 36.0 (40.9) 40.0 31.8
Above ground biomass (t C ha–1) 129.62 (143.8) 86.68 44.67
Soil texture Fine sand Fine sand Fine sand
Proportion of sand (%) 98 85 93
Bulk density (g cm−3) 1.357 1.376 1.443
  1. Biometric data were measured in 2012, except numbers in brackets which indicate pre-thinning (2011) data
  2. Soil data are from Khalid 2016