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Site code AR01

Location Lochgilphead

Region Argyll and Butte

Country Scotland-UK

Local name Mull

Partner FR

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Site characteristics

Orientation: S, Slope:12.0°, Soil :HISTOSOLS, Bedrock : basalt

PH :4.5,0.0

Hydrology

Free draining

Short History of the site

This is a Forestry Commission (FC) site adjacent to the FC office at Salen on the Isle of Mull. The area has been clear felled about 2 years previously and lies immediately to the west of another experiment looking at the performance of different species grown for short rotation forestry. The site is fenced against deer and rabbits, and the REINFFORCE mandatory species are planted in the southern part of the site, and a replicated trial testing both REINFFORCE and other species is planted out in the upper part of the site. We chose the site because of a history of previous experimental use plus it was the most oceanic of the UK experimental sites.

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List of species in the arboretum

Generalities of the site
Species on the site N of Prov. Initial tree N
Acer pseudoplatanus 3 36
Calocedrus decurrens 3 36
Castanea sativa 3 36
Cedrus libani subsp. libani 3 36
Ceratonia siliqua 3 36
Cunninghamia lanceolata 3 36
Cupressus sempervirens 3 36
Eucalyptus globulus 1 12
Eucalyptus gundal 1 12
Eucalyptus nitens 1 12
Fagus sylvatica 3 36
Fagus sylvatica subsp. orientalis 3 36
Larix decidua 3 36
Liquidambar styraciflua 3 36
Pinus brutia 3 36
Pinus elliottii 3 36
Pinus nigra subsp. laricio 2 24
Pinus nigra subsp. salzmannii 1 12
Pinus peuce 2 24
Pinus pinea 3 36
Pinus ponderosa 3 36
Pinus sylvestris 3 36
Pinus taeda 3 36
Pseudotsuga menziesii 3 36
Quercus ilex subsp. rotundifolia 3 36
Quercus petraea subsp. petraea 3 36
Quercus rubra 2 24
Quercus shumardii 1 12
Quercus suber 3 36
Robinia pseudoacacia 3 36
Sequoia sempervirens 3 36
Thuja plicata 2 24