Evergreen oaks

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RPA
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Evergreen oaks

Post by RPA » Thu Apr 20, 2017 4:01 am

Hi,

I am designing my I-Tree Eco project for a Mediterranean park where the evergreen oaks (quercus ilex, quercus suber) are the dominant species.

With great surprise I noticed that these two species are not present in the I-Tree database, although Morani et al. 2014 (environmental pollution) have assessed the ozone deposition in a periurban Mediterranean forest, in which quercus ilex and quercus suber are the main species, by using I-Tree model.

Why evergreen oaks are not included in the I-Tree database? Will they be incorporated in the next I-Tree version?
Jason.Henning
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Re: Evergreen oaks

Post by Jason.Henning » Thu Apr 20, 2017 7:59 am

Hi,
These species and some other Quercus species have been moved under the live oak complex. The common names, species codes, and scientific names for finding them in the i-Tree Eco database are as follows:

ID Code Scientific name Common name
4822 QUAG Quercus/live agrifolia Coastal live oak
4826 QUAR Quercus/live arizonica Arizona white oak
4854 QUCH Quercus/live chrysolepis Canyon live oak
4871 QUEM Quercus/live emoryi Emory oak
4881 QUFU Quercus/live fusiformis Plateau oak
4886 QUGE2 Quercus/live geminata Sand live oak
4903 QUHY Quercus/live hypoleucoides Silver leaf oak
4904 QUIL2 Quercus/live ilex Holly oak
4944 QUOB Quercus/live oblongifolia Mexican blue oak
4958 QUPO2 Quercus/live polymorpha Netleaf white oak
4963 QUPU Quercus/live pungens Pungent oak
4987 QUSU Quercus/live suber Cork oak
4993 QUTO Quercus/live tomentella Island live oak
4997 QUTU2 Quercus/live turbinella Sonoran scrub oak
4998 QUVA Quercus/live vacciniifolia Huckleberry oak
5004 QUVI Quercus/live virginiana Live oak
5008 QUWI Quercus/live wislizeni Interior live oak

These species are listed in the i-Tree Eco v6 species list, http://www.itreetools.org/eco/resources ... t2016.xlsx. Please note the this species list is only relevant to i-Tree Eco.

Lastly, if you do find that a species you are interested in is not in our database you can always submit the necessary data to have a new species added using the i-Tree Database tool, http://www.itreetools.org/database/

Thanks for your question.
-Jason
A member of the i-Tree Team
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