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. The chestnuts have all died from canker.
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