Monday, October 11, 2010

Advanced Regeneration

 In an Oak forest the theme has been on our watch (modern forest practice) to stop fires. This change in the normal events of nature has led to a problem for oaks. The hole you see is because of a Shumard oak dying. I came here to see what tree will take its place.
 The mighty shumard oak has fallen and now decaying after a few years. Click on the Shumard oak link below to see earlier posts of this tree.

Trying to get a photo of the tree most likely to take its place is a maple. Maples are not as valuable as oaks and are further along the progression of a forest moving from a vibrant stand of oaks to more modest trees that come up under them without any disturbance.

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