Ardtornish Level II plot - Description

Date of installation 12/09/2002
Planting year 1880
Main tree species Oak
Other tree species present in plot Sessile and Pedunculate Oak (Quercus petraea (75 %) and Quercus robur (25 %)
Forest type Plantation
Sylvicultural system Stored oak coppice
Tree density 530 trees/ha
Biomass/volume 249 m3/ha (2004)
Basal area 36 m2/ha (2004)
Local Yield Class 2
Plot dimensions 0.39 ha
Altitude 70 – 76 m a.s.l
Mean slope 8 – 28%
Geology Acid igneous
Topography Site tends to vary from flat to gentle slope with rocky outcrops
Aspect South, South West
Rainfall 2200 mm
Provisional soil type (FAO 1988)