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Site code AR02

Location Carmathen

Region Carmarthenshire

Country Wales-UK

Local name Crychan Forest

Partner FR

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Site characteristics

Orientation: S, Slope:5.0°, Soil :CAMBISOLS, Bedrock : Claystone-mudstone

PH :4.5,0.0

Hydrology

Free draining with some wetter areas

Short History of the site

This is a Natural Resources Wales (formerly the Forestry Commission in Wales ) site that is about 15 km from the forest district office in Llandovery. The previous crop of Sitka spruce was clear felled about 3 years before planting, and much of the brash and log debris was removed. The site is bisected by a forest road into two roughly equal sized parts. The REINFFORCE mandatory species are planted in the upper half to the east of the forest road, and a replicated trial testing both REINFFORCE and other species is planted out in the lower part of the site. Although the area is considered to be free of deer, the site has been fenced to protect from deer and rabbits. We chose this site because of its proximity to the Forest Research`s office in Wales, and because it was the flattest of the available sites in Wales.

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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 3 36