The west Dolman Ridge Plantations

21sugar maple: planted at 3 m spacing, fewer than 50% survive, many badly forked near ground, best are 14 cm DBH, 11 m tall.
23cottonwood: 18 cm DBH, 12 m tall
24,26,27eastern hemlock: planted at 3 m spacing, many have two trunks, best are 15 cm DBH, 8 m tall.
25Douglas fir: none survive.
28western catalpa - none survive
29,30,31bur oak: planted 1.5 m apart in 3 m spaced rows, 15 cm DBH, 12 m tall, self-pruning to 3 m spacing. Some encroaching speckled alder was removed from the western edge, some buckthorn from the roadside edge.
32,33,36red oak
34yellow birch: planted at 3 m spacing, ~30% survival, 12 cm DBH, 8 m tall, many badly forked or multistem, most leggy due to competition from invading white-gray hybrids. The yellow birch would benefit from the removal of the hybrids that are bent to the ground by snow and ice.
35white oak: 82 survive, the best (in the south half) are 16 cm DBH, 10 m tall. The north half was invaded by gray-white birch, which impaired the oaks' growth, then died and broke off many of the oaks when they fell.
42American chestnut, bitternut hickory, black spruce
43-45,48white pine: planted at 2 spacing, 16 cm DBH, 10 m tall
46red pine: planted at 2 m spacing, 21 cm DBH, 16 m tall
47jack pine: planted at 1.5 m spacing, 14 cm DBH, 11 m tall
49white pine,white birch,trembling aspen,eastern cottonwood: cottonwood towers over the rest, pines are 11 cm DBH, 7 m tall; most trees are leggy and broken
88pin oak
89black oak

John Sankey