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Hardwood Forests – Not quite as it seems

On the downhill slope from the Hawkwatch, the soil depth enables healthy tree growth.  Compare the healthy red oak trees here to the stunted red maples and red oaks growing on the granite bedrock above.  The white pine was logged from here in the 1800s and now the soil supports a thriving deciduous forest mixed with sugar maples, white ash, American beech, red oak and other species.