Ecology Grows on extremely dry, nutrient-poor soils on upper slopes and ridges, often on southerly or westerly exposures that are too dry for other oaks. On most sites, individuals are small and gnarled, rarely reaching 30 ft. in height. A slow-growing, shade-intolerant species, it's overtopped and outcompeted by faster-growing species, including most oaks, on more favorable sites. A large tuberous taproot (that absorbs and stores water) and a thick, waxy leaf cuticle (that reduces transpirational water loss) enable blackjack oak to tolerate extremely dry soils. Smaller individuals are often topkilled by fires, but larger trees can withstand most fires because their thick bark provides insulation from the heat of fire. If topkilled by a fire (or cut), new stems readily sprout from the root crown.
Xeric hardpan forest can be distinguished from other piedmont forests by its fairly open canopy of stunted trees dominated by blackjack oak (Quercus marilandica) and post oak (Q. stellata). Xeric hardpan forest occurs on upland flats and gentle slopes of the piedmont region where a clay hardpan or shallow rock layer impedes water movement and root growth. The scattered boulders and shallow rocks associated with this community are usually gabbro, a dark gray to black rock that contains calcium-rich feldspars that weather to form a nearly basic (circumneutral) soil that is dark in color, unlike the typical red clay soils of the piedmont. The clay hardpan or rock near the surface of the forest floor results in moisture conditions so variable that the soil can be a gummy paste during wet periods and a brick-like substrate during dry periods. In spite of high amounts of magnesium, calcium, and iron, the soil is fairly infertile. With its shallow, nutrient-poor soil and highly variable...
Western yellow pine, black jack pine, pino real true pine , pinabete This, the State tree of Montana, is easily identified by its 3 long needles (p. 98) and yellowish bark. It is a valuable forest tree and furnishes more lumber than any other American tree. It grows about 150 feet tall and 3 to 4 feet in diameter, larger trees living for 300 to 500 years. Young trees have a dark, almost black, bark which prompts the local name of black jack.
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