Hazleton -- Pennsylvania State Soil
Hazleton Soil Profile
|Hazleton soils are named for the city of Hazleton in
east-central Pennsylvania. They are used for woodland, cropland, hay, and pasture and
occur in the areas of Ridge and Valley, Allegheny Mountain, High Plateaus, and Pittsburgh
Plateaus. Forests consist of mixed northern hardwoods that include white and red oak,
hickory, ash, maple, and black cherry.
Hazleton soils occur in half of the counties in Pennsylvania and make up more than 1.5 million acres in the state. The series was established in Carbon County, Pennsylvania, in 1960 and is also mapped in Kentucky, Maryland, New Jersey, Virginia, and West Virginia.
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