|Translated Name:||Chestnut Oak - (Northern Red Oak, Black Oak) / (Lowbush Blueberry, Blue Ridge Blueberry) Forest|
|Colloquial Name:||Lower New England High Slope Chestnut Oak Forest|
|Name:||Database Code:||Classification Code:|
|Class||1 Forest & Woodland||C01||1|
|Subclass||1.B Temperate & Boreal Forest & Woodland||S15||1.B|
|Formation||1.B.2 Cool Temperate Forest & Woodland||F008||1.B.2|
|Division||1.B.2.Na Eastern North American Forest & Woodland||D008||1.B.2.Na|
|Macrogroup||M502 Appalachian-Northeastern Oak - Hardwood - Pine Forest & Woodland||M502||1.B.2.Na.2|
|Group||G015 Appalachian Oak / Chestnut Forest||G015||1.B.2.Na.2.a|
|Alliance||A0248 Chestnut Oak - Scarlet Oak Forest||A0248|
|Association||CEGL006282 Lower New England High Slope Chestnut Oak Forest||CEGL006282|
Related Type Name:This community type (CEGL006282) is related to other oak / heath types. It is distinguished by the presence of northern species, such as Pinus strobus and Vaccinium angustifolium, and its general lack of Southern Appalachian species, such as Gaylussacia ursina, Leucothoe recurva, and Galax urceolata. In comparison to Quercus prinus - Quercus (alba, coccinea) / Viburnum acerifolium - (Kalmia latifolia) Forest (CEGL005023), it lacks Oxydendrum arboreum, Pinus echinata, and Pinus virginiana. It occupies poorer sites and has a more abundant ericaceous shrub component than Quercus prinus - Quercus rubra / Hamamelis virginiana Forest (CEGL006057).Short Citation:
|States/Provinces:||CT, DE, MA, MD, ME, NH, NJ, NY, PA, RI, VA, VT, WV?|
|Range:||This community ranges from southern Maine through the Central Appalachians to higher elevations in Virginia and West Virginia, and north more locally in the Piedmont (an estimated 215,000 square km based on approximate acreage of subsections of occurrence).|
|US Forest Service Ecoregions|
Province Name:Eastern Broadleaf Forest (Oceanic) Province
Province Code:221   Occurrence Status:Confident or certain
Section Name:St. Lawrence and Champlain Valley Section
Section Code:212E     Occurrence Status:Confident or certain
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For information on the process used to develop these descriptions see:
Faber-Langendoen, D., T. Keeler-Wolf, D. Meidinger, D. Tart, B. Hoagland, C. Josse, G. Navarro, S. Ponomarenko, J.-P. Saucier, A. Weakley, P. Comer. 2014. EcoVeg: A new approach to vegetation description and classification. Ecological Monographs 84:533-561 (erratum 85:473).
Franklin, S., D. Faber-Langendoen, M. Jennings, T. Keeler-Wolf, O. Loucks, A. McKerrow, R.K. Peet, and D. Roberts. 2012. Building the United States National Vegetation Classification. Annali di Botanica 2: 1-9.
Jennings, M. D., D. Faber-Langendoen, O. L. Louckes, R. K. Peet, and D. Roberts. 2009. Standards for associations and alliances of the U.S. National Vegetation Classification. Ecological Monographs 79(2):173-199.
FGDC [Federal Geographic Data Committee]. 2008. Vegetation Classification Standard, FGDC-STD-005, Version 2. Washington, DC., USA. [http://www.fgdc.gov/standards/projects/FGDC-standards-projects/vegetation/NVCS_V2_FINAL_2008-02.pdf]
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