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These oaks occur in mixture with other bottomland species along the major rivers of the Coastal Plain as well as the lower reaches of the Mississippi, Arkansas, Missouri, Ohio and Wabash Rivers (Fig. 16). In total, southern bottomland hardwoods cover more than 27 million acres (16% of the region’s timberland) and are physiographically and ecologically distinct from surrounding upland oak–hickory, oak–pine and pine forests. 36 Chapter 1 Hodges (1995) reduced the number to three types (cottonwood–willow, baldcypress–tupelo, mixed bottomland hardwoods), and the USDA Forest Service usually reports only two types (oak–gum–cypress, elm–ash–cottonwood) in regional summaries.

Consequently, species associations are difficult to classify meaningfully into more than a few broad types. Although Eyre (1980) listed 14 bottomland cover types (six named for oaks), Within the United States, the Forest–Prairie Transition Region extends from southern Texas northward to Minnesota and North Dakota (Fig. 6). The region coincides with two ecoregion provinces: Forest–Steppes and Prairies (251) and Prairies and Savannas (252) within the Prairie Division (250) (Fig. 2). The region includes Braun’s (1972) Grassland or Prairie Region, Forest–Prairie Transition and Prairie Peninsula Sections, which fall within her Oak–Hickory Forest Region.

Mean annual temperature ranges from 60 to 70°F (16 to 21°C) and the growing season from 200 to 300 days (Bailey, 1995) (Fig. 7). The Southern Pine–Hardwood Region includes four major physiographic regions: the Piedmont (Province 232), the Coastal Plain (Province 231), the Interior Highlands (Province M231) and the lower Mississippi Valley (Riverine Intrazonal Province (R)) (Fig. 2). Gentle slopes characterize 50–80% of the area. Elevations range from sea level to 600 ft in the Coastal Plain, 300–1000 ft in the Piedmont, and up to 2600 ft in the Ouachita Mountains of the Interior Highlands.

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