" BES Project Abstracts 2005
Institute of Ecosystem Studies

2005 BES Annual Meeting Presentation and Poster Abstracts


Cylburn Arboretum Forest Inventory
 
Mark J. Twery, Rob Northrop, and Christine Duce
 
Abstract: In 2001 we inventoried forests at the Cylburn Arboretum to enable the development of a forest stewardship plan. There are approximately 197 acres of forests on the Cylburn property, divided into 9 stands and inventoried using the NED forest inventory procedures and software for analysis. The forests are composed of two primary forest cover types yellow-poplar/oak and bottomland hardwoods. There are a total of 60 species, 21 in the overstory and 53 in the understory. The 10 exotic species are all invasive and are a significant issue for management of the Arboretum.