Coulter pine-canyon live oak series
Section: tree Series Dominated by Trees
Series formation: 
Series height:<30 m
Series canopy cover:c
Series ground layer:s
Elevation range (lower):700
(upper):   2000
Wetland information:[not available]
Upland information: Uplands:all aspects. Soils shallow, sand-stone or schist-derived.
Reference:Coulter pine and canyon live oak ranges in CA (Griffin & Critchfield 1972); silvics of canyon live oak (Thornburgh 1990b). Barbour (1988), Borchert & Hibberd (1984), Cooper (1922), Minnich (1980b, 1987), Pavlik et al. (1991), Sawyer et al. (1977b), Shreve (1927), Thorne (1977).
Comments:Coulter pine and canyon live oak are important in tree canopy in this series; Coulter pine dominates in the Coulter pine series, and canyon live oak dominates the Canyon live oak series. In this series the canopy is two- tiered, with an upper tier of conifer trees and a lower tier of canyon live oak.
Plot based descriptions:Keeler-Wolf (1985a) des-cribes Coulter pine-canyon live oak stands at Big Pine Mountain proposed RNA in Santa Barbara Co. m-CenCo; Minnich (1980b) reports tree density for TraR stands. Borchert & Hibberd (1984) discuss fire relationships.
Series Association:[not available]
FormationMixed needle-leafed evergreen-cold deciduous woodland
Geographical associated regions: View Regions for: Coulter pine-canyon live oak series
Representative Image: View Representative Photograph for: Coulter pine-canyon live oak series
Common species: View common species for: Coulter pine-canyon live oak series

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