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Forestry & Society Forests of New Mexico & SW. HORT/RGSC 302 J.G. Mexal Fall 2003. Forestry & Society Forests of New Mexico & SW. www.nationalatlas.gov. Forestry & Society Forests of New Mexico & SW. Forest Types of New Mexico. Moving south into Pond. P. Lack of fire.

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forestry society forests of new mexico sw

Forestry & SocietyForests of New Mexico & SW

HORT/RGSC 302

J.G. Mexal

Fall 2003

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Forestry & SocietyForests of New Mexico & SW

Forest Types of New Mexico

Moving south

into Pond. P.

Lack of

fire

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Forestry & SocietyForests of New Mexico & SW

Forest Types of New Mexico

Forest land = 6.2 kk acres

Woodland = 9.0 kk acres

forestry society forests of new mexico sw species vs elevation elmore 1976
Forestry & SocietyForests of New Mexico & SW/ species vs elevation/ Elmore 1976

Arizona

11000

spruce

9000

aspen

Doug-fir

7000

ponderosa pine

Gambel oak

piñon

5000

juniper

mesquite

forestry society forests of new mexico sw species vs elevation spurr 19641
Forestry & SocietyForests of New Mexico & SW/ species vs elevationSpurr 1964

Elevation (ft)

9000

5000

7000

3000

Abies concolor

Pseudotsuga menziesii

Elevation (ft)

Pinus ayacahuite

3000

5000

7000

9000

Quercus gambeli

Pinus latifolia

Pinus ponderosa

Arbutus arizonica

Acer glabrum

Pinus cembroides

Quercus reticulata

Robinia neomexicana

Pinus leiophylla

Quercus hypoleucoides

Quercus arizonica

Acer grandidentatum

Juniperus deppeana

Quercus emoryi

Quercus oblongifolia

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Forestry & SocietyForests of New Mexico & SW/

Abies concolor -- White fir

7,000-10,000 ft

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Forestry & SocietyForests of New Mexico & SW/

Abies lasiocarpa Alpine fir or

Corkbark fir

for soc western juniper biomass vs age nw sci 74 1 12 2000
For.& Soc.Western Juniper Biomass vs Age/ NW Sci. 74(1):12:2000

Biomass (kg)

Tree Age (yrs)

36

55

62

101

161

Tree Height (m)

for soc western juniper nitrogen vs age nw sci 74 1 12 2000
For.& Soc.Western Juniper Nitrogen vs Age/ NW Sci. 74(1):12:2000

Nitrogen (g)

Tree Age (yrs)

36

55

62

101

161

Tree Height (m)

forestry society forests of new mexico sw questions
Forestry & SocietyForests of New Mexico & SW/Questions
  • Compare the forests of NM, AZ, and CO.
  • Discuss the impacts of elevation, aspect (N,S,E,W) and latitude on species composition.
  • Place in order of occurrence as you climb up the mountain, and give approximate elevation: aspen, Douglas-fir, juniper, oak, piñon, ponderosa pine, spruce, white fir, and mesquite.
  • What types of forest products are harvested in NM? Who owns the land?
  • Describe the piñon-juniper woodland; location, diversity, species, climate, soils.
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