Ashoro Research Forest; Kyushu University - Japan

Basic Information

Site Name: 

Ashoro Research Forest; Kyushu University

Site Code: 

LTER-EAP-JP-21

Country (Site Location): 

Japan

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General Site Description: 

Ashoro Research Forest is located in Ashoro town (143° E, 43°33′′14′′N), eastern Hokkaido, with a forest area of 3,713 hectares. The topography is hilly with an altitude ranging from 114 m to 471 m above sea level. The nature of soil is almost of the tuff strata derived from the Neogene Period and the horizontal alternate strata of sandstone and shale. The natural vegetation consists of cool-temperate deciduous broad-leaved tree species represented by Quercus crispula and Acer mono. The area of artificial forest is about 1260 hectares and main species planted is Larix kaempferi. Other tree species such as Abies sachalinensis,Picea glehni, Picea abies, broad-leaved species are also planted.

UUID: 

88502784-c478-480d-b42f-685da017fb91
General Characteristics, Purpose, History

Site Status: 

existing

Year Established: 

1949

Size : 

3 713.38ha

Purpose of Site : 

Long-term monitoring of a deciduos forest in Hokkaido, Japan

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Coordinates: 

Latitude: 43.250000000000
Longitude: 143.550000000000