The ancient forests of the Northeast aren’t the only aspect of the bioregion that’s fate have been at perpetual risk since the early settlement of Europeans. There is no question that forests still dominate the landscape of Northeastern region accounting for “60% of the total land area, and in New England alone, the coverage is 80%”. Still the species that exist within the understory of the forests have undergone an equally dramatic transformation because of human interaction with the land and the harvest of its resources. Some species in the understory of the mixed forests of the Northeast have been driven out of the region, are under intense ecological pressure, are on the brink of extinction, or have already gone extinct in the region. Perhaps one of the most harmful and impactful effects colonization of the Northeast has had on the resources of the land is the introduction of non-native species and diseases into the region. Over time the overall makeup of the forests have changed drastically as an example, “…the American chestnut once made up as much as 25% of the trees in some areas and was economically the most important hardwood in the Eastern forests”. The introduction of chestnut blight at the turn of the century accounts for
These areas are called the Coastal, Lowland, Temperate rain forest, Montane, Subalpine, and Alpine. The most common trees and plant in the Coastal Forest is the Sitka spruce (Picea sitchensis), Salal (Gaultheria shallon), and the Deer fern (Blechnum spicant). Second, the Lowlands common species are Douglas-fir (Pseudotsuga menziesii), Coast Red Elderberry (Sambucus racemosa), and Bleeding Heart (Dicentra formosa). Third, the Temperate Rain Forest most common trees and plants are Sitka Spruce (Picea sitchensis), Salmonberry (Rubus spectabilis), Licorice fern (Polypodium glycyrrhiza), and Oregon Oxalis (Oxalis oregana). Fourth, the Montane Forest includes the Alaska Yellow-Cedar (Chaemaecyparis nootkatensis), Salal (Gaultheria shallon), and Coralroot (Corallorhiza mertensiana). Fifth, the Subalpine Forest trees and plants are the Mountain Hemlock (Tsuga mertensiana), Blueberries (Vaccinium sp.), and Avalanche Lily (Erythronium montanum). And lastly the Alpine Forest includes only a few common species the Golden Eagle (Aquila chrysaetos), and Flett’s violet (Viola flettii). The variety of tree and plant seem to change with
History of forestry in British Columbia British Columbia has relied on forestry as an economical export resource for about 100 years. In B.C we have two main forests, the coastal forest, which contains the dominant species of the western hemlock (figure 1.). But, also contain red cedar and Douglas fir below the 51st parallel. (Text pg. 128- 129) This is typically a very dense sprawling forest, with large trees. Opposed to the interior forest, that mainly is populated with lodge pole pine and spruce trees. These trees are both small and spread further apart from one tree to another. (Figure 2)
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The sessile oak can grow up to a height of 20-45-meter-long with a leaf length of 6-12-centimeter long. It possesses leaves that are dark green and lobed, flowers that are monoecious, meaning both male and female are found of the same tree. The male is known by the green catkins and female, the clusters of modified leaves that resembles red flower buds.
“The Most Wonderful Time of the Year” describes the Christmas season and in the many, many holiday movies as a merry, bright, and a time to spend with loved ones. Festive activities that typically take place are baking cookies, wrapping presents, putting up holiday decorations around the house, putting up lights but what is Christmas without a tree! Decorating the Christmas tree is an exceptionally famous and treasured tradition that many people share, notably, it truly doesn’t matter what kind of tree whether it be artificial or straight from the local supermarket parking lot. Christmas can be the most wonderful time of year, if the taken steps are precise.
Hunting, the American sport that we have enjoyed since our very beginning. Hunting has been around so long, that to most it is simply a part of life. But even so, the sport has taken fire recently from conservationists claiming that it is inhumane and cruel. Hunting
He took as long as forever to find the perfect spot to plant the seed. He was sure that it was a maple seed. Weston walked for awhile until he was in the middle of the forest. He found the perfect space for his seed to grow up and spread itself amongst the other trees.
Stage 4: Young Forest The growth of trees is still rapid. The competition between trees become severe, and it results in tree mortality. Tolerant tree species occupy their respective niche. After canopy closure, seedling establishment of intolerant species is reduced and many saplings are suppressed or die. Canopy closure also affects the understory species composition. Most of the shrubs are markedly diminished and consequently, are replaced by evergreen, shade-tolerant understory species (Martin & Gower, 1996; Grime, 2001).
Tree-of-heaven (Ailanthus altissima) was first introduced in the United States around 1784 as an ornamental. This ornamental was imported from China. The tree was to imported to the US to help for its medicinal and cultural value. Tree of heaven has been found in 48 states in the U.S. This species is invasive because it spreads very rapidly by seeds. The seeds can travel up to 1,476 feet. The impact of tree-of-heaven is complicated because of its invasiveness and the cost of the chemicals to keep it controlled. The research found shows how invasive the tree-of-heaven is in Virginia along the highways and roads. McAvoy, Snyder, Johnson, Salom, and Kok (2012) state “The purpose of this study was to establish baseline distributions and densisties
The bristlecone pine is known to grow in the White Mountains of eastern California. In that area conditions are not most desirable and ideal for plants to grow, however the bristlecone has managed to withstand the harsh conditions and surpass the hands of time. The White Mountains are an area that experiences short summers with a season for growing only being measured at several weeks. These mountains also adhere to strong dry winds that travel against rocky souls. These type of conditions cause any rain water that may fall to either drain off to fast for the plant to absorb or the water to just evaporate (Matthews, M). With such harsh conditions it is amazing that the bristlecone is still standing as the oldest living organism, unless it is because of these harsh conditions that the tree has such longevity.
The summer is now a long distant memory and with the winter chill already in the air, that unmistakable familiar feeling will soon be upon us, Christmas is just around the corner! With the bubbly season crawling up now is the perfect time to consider which Christmas tree to settle
My mom used to have a real Christmas tree, and every year they would go out in a search for a giant 10 foot tree, that could sometimes be hard to find. Her parents never got an artificial one until she was married; they were very traditional and serious about Christmas. Lights would adorn the outside of their large red brick house and they would cling to the arches and wrap around the wrought iron railings of the balcony and porch, and a decades worth of lights would be on the tree right outside their house. Near the road you might see a set of those 70’s plastic Santa and Mrs. Claus figures or maybe a ceramic nativity scene, or you might even see some snowmen in the yard. If you were to enter the daunting oak and wrought iron double doors, you would be met by lights wrapped around the the
Strength tensile of Pine tree which is also a type of mechanical property is described as follows:
Manuscript for : 696832 Anjelena Cook Pen name: Anjelena Ellett Title: Little Pine Tree's Awakening Little Pine Tree was about three feet tall with bright green needles on all his branches. His favorite color was red. He always wore a thick, red scarf around the trunk