Alice Holt/Straits Level II plot - Description

Date of installation 02/06/1994
Planting year 1935
Main tree species Oak (Quercus robur)
Other tree species present in plot 10% Ash (Fraxinus excelsior)
Forest type Plantation (native species) BEAR code 33; NVC Category W10 Quercus robur - Pteridium aquilinum - Rubus fruticous
Sylvicultural system Uniform system with thinning cycles of 5 to 10 years
Tree density 385 trees/ha (2005)
Biomass/volume 194.2 m3/ha (2005)
Basal area 21.35 m2/ ha (2005)
Local Yield Class 6
Plot dimensions 0.29 ha
Altitude 80 m
Mean slope 0%
Geology Clay-calcareous
Topography Uneven, some dips and mounds
Aspect None - flat ground
Rainfall 798 mm per annum (Annual mean 1954 to 2004)
Provisional soil type (FAO 1988) Eutric vertisol