Arms-length rectangle transects and nested quadrats were used to sample overstory, understory and shrub layers on south-facing mountains, north-facing mountains and flat areas along Collier and Montgomery Creeks in Montgomery County, Arkansas. Data were collected and used to calculate importance values for trees and density values for shrubs. These data indicate that the shortleaf pine-oak forest type occurs on south-facing mountains while variants of white oak-black oak-northern red oak type occur on north-facing mountains and flat areas. Beech (Fagus grandifolia Var. caroliniana [Loud.] Fern and Rehd.) is common along Collier Creek and is completely absent from Montgomery Creek watershed. The presence of beech in the Collier watershed, may be due to reduced evaporation caused by less west to east surface air movement.
Mayo, Derwood and Raines, P. L.
"Woody Vegetation of the Crystal Mountains Region,"
Journal of the Arkansas Academy of Science: Vol. 40
, Article 17.
Available at: http://scholarworks.uark.edu/jaas/vol40/iss1/17