Forest structure in the giant sequoia grove and in the surrounding mixed coniferous forest is dominated by Abies concolor. The large basal area of Sequoiadendron giganteum is significant within the grove in terms of relative dominance but does not offset the density of Abies concolor which showed nearly identical importance values within and outside the giant sequoia groves.
Forest height and overstory density of the sequoia grove exceeded that of the mixed conifer forest.
Earl W. Lathrop
Yuk Lin Ho
Elmer A. Widmer
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Conifers; Giant sequoia
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Christiansen, Edwin L., "A Comparative Study of Tree Structure and Composition of a mixed Coniferous Forest and Sequoia Groves in Sequoia National Park, California" (1975). Loma Linda University Electronic Theses, Dissertations & Projects. 618.
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