Legacy Data: The Calvin Whitney Stillman Research Archive

Many types of research data have been collected and stored at Black Rock Forest since its creation by Dr. Ernest Stillman in 1929.  Early data collections include tree species inventories by stand, age, composition and volume (1929), and tree growth records of species, density, diameter, basal area, canopy class, and biomass (from 1931).

These data sets and the 46 Black Rock Forest Papers and Bulletins published between 1930 and 1975 comprise the Calvin Whitney Stillman Research Archive. Calvin Stillman was one of Ernest Stillman's three sons and a professor of environmental resources at Rutgers University. The archive is dedicated to his memory, and is made available online courtesy of members of the Stillman family.

Black Rock Forest Bulletins

Tryon, H. H. 1930. The Black Rock Forest. Black Rock Forest Bulletin No. 1. Cornwall Press, Cornwall, NY. 42 p. Fig. 1-1, Fig. 1-2, Fig. 1-3
Scholz, H. F. 1931. Physical properties of the cove soils on the Black Rock Forest. Black Rock Forest Bulletin No. 2. Cornwall Press, Cornwall, NY. 59 p. Fig. 2-1, Fig. 2-2 
Tryon, H. H. 1932. A study of certain coniferous underplantings in the upper Hudson Highlands. Black Rock Forest Bulletin No. 3. Cornwall Press, Cornwall, NY. 27 p. 
Tryon, H. H. 1933. A portable charcoal kiln. Black Rock Forest Bulletin No. 4. Cornwall Press, Cornwall, NY. 34 p.
Mitchell, H. L. 1934. Pot culture tests of forest soil fertility. Black Rock Forest Bulletin No. 5. Cornwall Press, Cornwall, NY. 138 p. Fig. 5-1, Fig. 5-2, Fig. 5-3
Hatch, A. B. 1937. The physical basis of mycotrophy in Pinus.  Black Rock Forest Bulletin No. 6. Cornwall Press, Cornwall, NY. 168 p. Fig. 6
Raup, H. M. 1938. Botanical studies in the Black Rock Forest. Black Rock Forest Bulletin No. 7.  Cornwall Press, Cornwall, NY. 161 p.  Fig. 7
Denny, C. S. 1938. Glacial geology of the Black Rock Forest. Black Rock Forest Bulletin No. 8.  Cornwall Press, Cornwall, NY. 70 p. Fig. 8
Mitchell H. L. 1939. The growth and nutrition of white pine (Pinus strobus L.) seedlings in cultures with varying nitrogen, phosphorus, potassium and calcium. Black Rock Forest Bulletin No. 9. Cornwall Press, Cornwall, NY. 135 p.
Tryon, H. H. 1939. Ten-year progress report 1928 - 1938. Black Rock Forest Bulletin No. 10.  Cornwall Press, Cornwall, NY. 76 p. Fig. 10
Mitchell, H. L. and Chandler, R. F.  1939. The nitrogen nutrition and growth of certain deciduous trees of the northeastern United States. Black Rock Forest Bulletin No. 11. Cornwall Press, Cornwall, NY. 94 p.  Fig. 11-1, Fig. 11-2
Tryon, H. H. 1943. Practical forestry in the Hudson Highlands. Black Rock Forest Bulletin No. 12.  Cornwall Press, Cornwall, NY. 50 p.
Tryon, H. H. 1945. The management of young volunteer hardwood stands. Black Rock Forest Bulletin No. 13.  Cornwall Press, Cornwall, NY. 28 p.
Tryon, H. H. and Finn, R. F. 1949. Twenty-year progress report 1927 - 1948. Black Rock Forest Bulletin No. 14. Cornwall Press, Cornwall, NY. 89 p.
Stout, B. B. 1956. Studies of the root systems of deciduous trees. Black Rock Forest Bulletin No. 15. Cornwall Press, Cornwall, NY. 45 p.

 

Black Rock Forest Papers

A series of 31 scientific papers were published from research in Black Rock Forest between 1935 and 1975, including three by Calvin Stillman:

Mitchell, H. L. 1935. A method for determining the nutrient needs of shade trees with special reference to phosphorus. Black Rock Forest Paper No. 1. Cornwall Press, Cornwall, NY. 3 p.
Mitchell, H. L. and Finn, R. F. 1935. The relative feeding power of oaks and maples for soil phosphorus. Black Rock Forest Paper No. 2. Cornwall Press, Cornwall, NY. 4 p.
Tryon, H. H. and Finn, R. F. 1935. A chestnut oak volume table for the Hudson Highlands region. Black Rock Forest Paper No. 3. Cornwall Press, Cornwall, NY. 1 p.
Mitchell, H. L. and Hosley, N. W. 1936. Differential browsing by deer on plots variously fertilized.  Black Rock Forest Paper No. 5. Cornwall Press, Cornwall, NY. 5 p.
Mitchell, H. L. 1936. Trends in the nitrogen, phosphorus, potassium and calcium content of the leaves of some forest trees during the growing season. Black Rock Forest Paper No. 6. Cornwall Press, Cornwall, NY. 17 p.
Rock Forest Paper No. 7. Cornwall Press, Cornwall, NY. 2 p.
Scholz, H. F. 1937a. Diameter outside bark as an index of bark thickness at breast height for red and chestnut oak. Black Rock Forest Paper No. 8. Cornwall Press, Cornwall, NY. 3 p.
Tryon, H. H. and Finn, R. F. 1937b. Notes on the terminal growth of coniferous plantations in the Hudson Highlands. Black Rock Forest Paper No. 9. Cornwall Press, Cornwall, NY. 3 p.
Mitchell, H. L., Finn, R. F. and Rosendahl, R. O. 1937. The relation between mycorrhizae and the growth and nutrient absorption of coniferous seedlings in nursery beds. Black Rock Forest Paper No. 10. Cornwall Press, Cornwall, NY. 20 p.
Scholz, H. F. 1937b. The effect of soil texture upon the growth of red and chestnut oaks. Black Rock Forest Paper No. 11. Cornwall Press, Cornwall, NY. 4 p.
Tryon, H. H. 1938. Hardwood brush disposal in the Hudson Highlands. Black Rock Forest Paper No. 12. Cornwall Press, Cornwall, NY. 5 p.
nursery-grown white pine and red pine seedlings. Black Rock Forest Paper No. 13. Cornwall Press, Cornwall, NY. 6 p.
Black Rock Forest Paper No. 14. Cornwall Press, Cornwall, NY. 2 p.
Tryon. H. H. 1939. A high-duty woodsaw. Black Rock Forest Paper No. 15. Cornwall Press, Cornwall, NY. 3 p.
Finn, R. F. 1942a. Notes on the resampling of certain fertilized plots. Black Rock Forest Paper No. 16. Cornwall Press, Cornwall,
NY. 2 p.
Finn, R. F. and Tryon, H. H. 1942. The comparative influence of leaf mould and inorganic fertilizers on the grown of red oak. Black Rock Forest Paper No. 17. Cornwall Press, Cornwall, NY. 2 p.
Tryon, H. H. and Finn, R. F. 1942a. Test of chemical control of hardwood sprouts. Black Rock Forest Paper No. 18. Cornwall Press, Cornwall, NY. 2 p.
Finn, R. F. 1942b. Mycorrhizal inoculation of soil of low fertility. Black Rock Forest Paper No. 19. Cornwall Press, Cornwall, NY. 2 p.
Tryon, H. H. and Finn. R. F. 1942b. Improvement cuttings in mixed hardwoods. Black Rock Forest Paper No. 20. Cornwall Press, Cornwall, NY. 7 p.
Finn, R. F. 1943. The leaching of some plant nutrients following the burning of forest litter. Black Rock Forest Paper No. 21. Cornwall Press, Cornwall, NY, 7 p.
Tryon. H. H. and Finn, R. F. 1947. On obtaining natural hardwood regeneration. Black Rock Forest Paper No. 22. Cornwall Press, Cornwall, NY. 4 p.
Stillman, C. W. 1949. Economic relations of the Black Rock Forest. Black Rock Forest Paper No. 23. Cornwall Press, Cornwall, NY. 5 p.
Ross, P. 1958. Microclimatic and vegetational studies in a cold-wet deciduous forest. Black Rock Forest Paper No. 24. Cornwall Press, Cornwall, NY. 89 p.
Stout, B. B. 1959. Supplemental irrigation of 75-year-old hardwoods. Black Rock Forest Paper No. 25. Cornwall Press, Cornwall, NY. 6 p.
Karnig, J. J. 1966. Recreation use within the Harvard Black Rock Forest. Black Rock Forest Paper No. 26. Cornwall Press, Cornwall, NY. 11 p.
Stillman, C. W. 1966. The issues in the Storm King controversy. Black Rock Forest Paper No. 27. Cornwall Press, Cornwall, NY. 18 p.
Stillman, C. W. 1966. The price of open space - The need for research. Black Rock Forest Paper No. 28. Cornwall Press, Cornwall, NY. 7 p.
Karnig, J. J. and Lyford, W. H. 1968. Oak mortality and drought in the Hudson Highlands. Black Rock Forest Paper No. 29. Cornwall Press, Cornwall, NY. 13 p.
Karnig, J. J. and Stout, B. B. 1969. Diameter growth of northern red oak following understory control.  Black Rock Forest Paper No. 30. Cornwall Press, Cornwall, NY. 16 p.
Harrington, C. A. and Karnig, J. J. 1975.  Growth increase after moderate thinning in a 70 year-old mixed oak stand. Black Rock Forest Paper No. 31. Cornwall Press, Cornwall, NY. 8 p.