Trees of the Duke FACE site, Orange Co., NC

In the mapping project completed in 1998, I identified 26 tree species (defined here as having a diameter at 1.5m of > 2.5 cm) in the 6 FACE rings in Duke Forest. [More about the FACE site]. Here's a summary table to give you some idea of the trees in a typical young Loblolly Pine plantation in central NC:
 

68

Acer rubrum

Red Maple

41

Carpinus caroliniana

American Hornbeam, Ironwood

2

Carya glabra

Pignut Hickory

21

Carya tomentosa

Mockernut Hickory

68

Cercis canadensis

Eastern Redbud

87

Cornus florida

Flowering Dogwood

3

Crataegus flabellata

Fanleaf Hawthorn

3

Diospyros virginiana

Common Persimmon

63

Fraxinus americana

White Ash

23

Juniperus virginiana

Eastern Redcedar

344

Liquidambar styraciflua

Sweetgum

34

Liriodendron tulipifera

Tuliptree, Tulip-Poplar, Yellow-Poplar

1

Morus rubra

Red Mulberry

5

Nyssa sylvatica

Blackgum, Black Tupelo

693

Pinus taeda

Loblolly Pine

9

Pinus virginiana

Virginia Pine

49

Prunus serotina

Black Cherry

22

Quercus alba

White Oak

6

Quercus phellos

Willow Oak

1

Quercus stellata

Post Oak

17

Quercus velutina

Black Oak

8

Rhus copallinum

Shining Sumac, Winged Sumac

1

Rhus glabra

Smooth Sumac

116

Ulmus alata

Winged Elm

16

Ulmus rubra

Slippery Elm

1

Viburnum prunifolium

Blackhaw

Trees, Shrubs, and Woody Vines of Orange County, North Carolina

Summer key to common tree species

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Revised 10/27/05 cwcook@duke.edu

All photographs and text 2005 by Will Cook unless otherwise indicated.