Giant sequoia series
Section: tree Series Dominated by Trees
Series formation: 
Series height:<95 m
Series canopy cover:ci
Series ground layer:sa
Elevation range (lower):1400
(upper):   2600
Wetland information:[not available]
Upland information: Uplands:Soils commonly granitic-derived, well-drained.
Reference:Giant sequoia range in CA (Griffin & Critchfield 1972); silvics (Weatherspoon 1990). Barbour (1988), Barbour et al. (1981b), Biswell et al. (1966), Bonnicksen (1982), Kilgore & Taylor (1979), Nichols (1989), Rundel (1971, 1972a, 1972b), Rundel et al. (1977), Willard (1994).
Comments:There are approximately 75 groves in m-SN. Most are concentrated south of the Kings River. Groves range from 1 to 1620 ha in extent. Species associated with giant sequoia are those commonly considered part of mixed conifer forest [ see Douglas-fir series, Douglas-fir - ponderosa pine series, Mixed conifer series, Ponderosa pine series, Red fir series, White fir series].
Plot based descriptions:Anderson (1990) describes Lost Grove and Tuolumne Grove in Tuolumne Co. In both cases white fir is very important. Keeler-Wolf (1989b) describes two stands at Moses Mountain RNA in Tulare Co. m-SN. Red fir is important in one stand.
Series Association:[not available]
FormationTemperate or sub-polar needle-leaved evergreen forest
Geographical associated regions: View Regions for: Giant sequoia series
Representative Image: View Representative Photograph for: Giant sequoia series
Common species: View common species for: Giant sequoia series

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