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Within the Black Belt, we have few historical details of patterns in the degree of openness, but blackjack oak appears to have been locally abundant, at least in Mississippi.
along riparian woods streams and backwater sloughs TYPICAL PARENT TYPICAL TOPOGRAPHY MATERIAL INTERMEDIATE TRANSITIONAL LANDSCAPES IN GENERAL moderate to deep Mixed uplands or (a/b1) post oak or (a/b2) post oak or high terraces: fine oak-pine woods blackjack oak sandy loams to silt woods?
Blackjack oak contributed almost as many stems (48.4%) on the Christmas Knob plot as did post oak but was less common (11.4%) on the Big Creek Narrows plot than mockernut hickory (Carya tomentosa, 15.2%).
Redland has five species--post oak (51.25%), Plateau oak (30.00%), blackjack oak (8.75%), scalybark oak (7.50%), and mesquite (2.50%); its density is 75.6 trees/ha (3.75% of the stems are <10 cm; 81.25% are >20 cm).
In drier settings with sandier soils, post oak and blackjack oak were common.
Green ash, sycamore and black willow were used significantly more than expected based on their availability on the landscape; post oak and blackjack oak were used significantly less than expected (Table 2).
as a tattoo above the blackjack oaks, and more rain falling,
The Cross Timbers, a thickly timbered forest belt pushing north from Texas across Oklahoma and into Kansas, contains gnarled post oaks, blackjack oaks, and eastern redcedars more than 400 years old.
texana) and blackjack oaks (Q marilandica), are quite susceptible.