Alaska yellow-cedar stands
Section: stnd Unique Stands
Series formation:a
Series height:<30 m
Series canopy cover:c
Series ground layer:s
Elevation range (lower):1500
(upper):   2150
Wetland information:Wetlands:soils intermittently flooded. Water chemistry: fresh. Bottomlands and stream\-sides. Cowardin class: Palustrine forested wetland. Upl{\cs23\f53\fs22\expnd0\expndtw-2 steep, north-facing slopes, ridges. Soils granitic or ultramafic-derived. The national inventory of wetland plants (Reed 1988) lists Alaska yellow-cedar as a FAC.
Upland information: [not available]
Reference:Alaska yellow-cedar range in CA (Griffin & Critchfield 1972); silvics (Harris 1990a). Franklin (1988), Sawyer & Thornburgh (1977b).
Comments:An Alaska yellow-cedar series is recognized in OR, WA, BC and AK. In CA, Alaska yellow-cedar associates with local series rather than for one. Griffin & Critchfield (1972) map seven stands in the Siskiyou Mountains. The species is probably more common; the very rugged, unroaded, and untrailed Siskiyou Mountains need more exploration. Much of the probable range is in the Siskiyou Wilderness addition, Alaska yellow-cedar is easily confused with Port Orford-cedar, which grows in the area. Alaska yellow-cedar is rare (a CNPS List 4 plant) in CA (Skinner & Pavlik 1994).
Plot based descriptions:not available.
Series Association:[not available]
FormationTemperate or sub-polar needle-leaved evergreen forest
Geographical associated regions: View Regions for: Alaska yellow-cedar stands
Representative Image: View Representative Photograph for: Alaska yellow-cedar stands
Common species: View common species for: Alaska yellow-cedar stands

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