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Site code AR03

Location Cotswold

Region Gloucestershire

Country England-UK

Local name Westonbirt

Partner FR

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Site characteristics

Orientation: S, Slope:0.0°, Soil :CAMBISOLS, Bedrock : limestone

PH :4.7,0.0

Hydrology

Free draining with some wetter areas

Short History of the site

This site is situated in the Forestry Commission`s National Arboretum at Westonbirt. It is located on two former experimental sites: a larch progeny trial, and a trial of elms established to test for resistance to Dutch elm disease. Both areas were clear felled the year before planting. Because of constraints imposed by the position of existing paths, the new planting is in four fenced areas. A replicated trial testing both REINFFORCE and other species is planted out in a single enclosure on the old elm site, and the REINFFORCE mandatory species are planted on three fenced enclosures on the former larch site. We chose this site because Westonbirt Arboretum attracts 300000 visitors a year, and the new REINFFORCE site is an important opportunity for interpreting messages to both professionals and the general public about the impacts of climate change.

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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