Current forest conditions of older stands of the mixed mesophytic forest region on the Appalachian Plateaus Province of eastern KentuckyThis article is part of a larger document. View the larger document here.
E. Lucy Braun coined the term "mixed mesophytic forest" in 1916. These forests are structurally complex and occur extensively across the Appalachian Plateaus Province. This region is considered the epicenter of highest development of the eastern deciduous forest. I used U.S. Forest Service, Forest Inventory and Analysis (FIA) data to study current forest conditions of this mixed mesophytic region on the Cumberland and Allegheny Plateaus in eastern Kentucky.