Northern and Western Distribution of Tree Growth in Alaska

Date
1932
Authors
Merritt, M.L.
Major Professor
Advisor
Committee Member
Journal Title
Journal ISSN
Volume Title
Publisher
Altmetrics
Authors
Research Projects
Organizational Units
Journal Issue
Series
Department
Iowa State University Digital Repository
Abstract

THE southern coastal and the interior country of Alaska is fairly well wooded below normal timber line wherever soil and drainage conditions are favorable. However, north of about 67° or 68° north latitude, on a broad strip bordering Bering Sea on the west, on the Aleutian Islands, and on much of the lower Aleutian Peninsula, no tree growth of any importance is found. Why the absence of tree growth in these southwestern, western and northern regions ? They are not, of course, the frozen wastes which might be pictured, but support a rich growth of hardy vegetation. Why no trees?

Comments
Description
Keywords
Citation
DOI
Source
Collections