Mixed Oak Forest/Woodland

Description: chestnut oak 3.jpe Description: Copy of white oak 1.jpg
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Overview

 

A broadly defined community of tree oaks that grades into other more narrowly defined communities.

 

The community often occurs in areas that burn regularly. Tends to be on dry soils, and exposed slopes. Includes areas with open canopies that could be considered woodlands.

 

Photos credit to salicicola.com (unless otherwise noted). Natural communities information extracted from the Massachusetts Division of Fisheries and Wildlife Natural Heritage and Endangered Species Program (NHESP). NHESP's Mixed Oak Forest/Woodland natural community page.

SEMPBA Archives: Mixed Oak Forest/Woodland


Species Name
black
oak (Quercus velutina)

scarlet oak (Quercus coccinea)

red oak (Quercus rubra)

chestnut oak (Quercus montana)

white oak (Quercus alba)

gray birch (Betula populifolia)

black birch (Betula lenta)

white birch (Betula papyrifera)

red maple (Acer rubrum)

white pine (Pinus strobus)

striped maple (Acer pensylvanicum)

mountain maple (Acer spicatum)

witch hazel (Hamamelis virginiana)

smooth shadbush (Amelanchier laevis)

chestnut (Castanea dentata)

lowbush blueberry (Vaccinium angustifolium)

hillside blueberry (Vaccinium pallidum)

huckleberry (Gaylussacia baccata)

mountain laurel (Kalmia latifolia)

Pennsylvania sedge (Carex pensylvanica)

wild sarsaparilla (Aralia nudicaulis)

 

Description: black oak 1.jpe black oak (Quercus velutina)
Description: black oak 2.jpe black oak (Quercus velutina)
Description: black oak 5.jpe black oak (Quercus velutina)
Description: Copy of scarlet oak 4.jpe scarlet oak (Quercus coccinea)
Description: Copy of scarlet oak 2.jpg scarlet oak (Quercus coccinea)
Description: Copy of scarlet oak 6.jpe scarlet oak (Quercus coccinea)
Description: Copy of red oak 1.jpe red oak (Quercus rubra)
Description: Copy of red oak 5.jpe red oak (Quercus rubra)
Description: Copy of red oak 3.jpe red oak (Quercus rubra)
Description: chestnut oak 2.jpe chestnut oak (Quercus montana)
Description: chestnut oak 4.jpe chestnut oak (Quercus montana)
Description: chestnut oak 1.jpe chestnut oak (Quercus montana)
Description: chestnut oak 3.jpe chestnut oak (Quercus montana)
Description: Copy of white oak 1.jpg white oak (Quercus alba)
Description: Copy of white oak 3.jpg white oak (Quercus alba)
Description: Copy of white oak 4.jpg white oak (Quercus alba)
Description: gray birch 4.jpe gray birch (Betula populifolia)
Description: gray birch 5.jpe gray birch (Betula populifolia)
Description: gray birch 3.jpe gray birch (Betula populifolia)
Description: Copy of black birch 3.jpe black birch (Betula lenta)
Description: Copy of black birch 2.jpe black birch (Betula lenta)
Description: Copy of black birch 1.jpg black birch (Betula lenta)
white birch (Betula papyrifera)
white birch (Betula papyrifera)
white birch (Betula papyrifera)
white birch (Betula papyrifera)
Description: Copy of red maple 2.jpe red maple (Acer rubrum)
Description: Copy of red maple 4.jpe red maple (Acer rubrum)
Description: Copy of red maple 5.jpg red maple (Acer rubrum)
red maple (Acer rubrum)
white pine (Pinus strobus)
white pine (Pinus strobus)
white pine (Pinus strobus)
white pine (Pinus strobus)
striped maple (Acer pensylvanicum)
striped maple (Acer pensylvanicum)
striped maple (Acer pensylvanicum)
striped maple (Acer pensylvanicum)

mountain maple (Acer spicatum)

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witch hazel (Hamamelis virginiana)
witch hazel (Hamamelis virginiana)
witch hazel (Hamamelis virginiana)
witch hazel (Hamamelis virginiana)
smooth shadbush (Amelanchier laevis)
smooth shadbush (Amelanchier laevis)
smooth shadbush (Amelanchier laevis)
smooth shadbush (Amelanchier laevis)
Description: Copy of chestnut 1.jpe chestnut (Castanea dentata)
Description: Copy of chestnut 2.jpe chestnut (Castanea dentata)
Description: Copy of chestnut 4.jpe chestnut (Castanea dentata)
Description: Copy of chestnut 3.jpe chestnut (Castanea dentata)
Description: Copy of lowbush blueberry 5.jpe lowbush blueberry (Vaccinium angustifolium)
Description: Copy of lowbush blueberry 6.jpg lowbush blueberry (Vaccinium angustifolium)
Description: Copy of lowbush blueberry 1.jpg

lowbush blueberry (Vaccinium angustifolium)

Description: Copy of lowbush blueberry 7.jpe lowbush blueberry (Vaccinium angustifolium)
Description: Copy of hillside blueberry 4.jpe hillside blueberry (Vaccinium pallidum)
Description: Copy of hillside blueberry 3.jpe hillside blueberry (Vaccinium pallidum)
Description: Copy of hillside blueberry 5.jpg hillside blueberry (Vaccinium pallidum)
Description: huckleberry 1.jpe huckleberry (Gaylussacia baccata)
Description: huckleberry 6.jpe huckleberry (Gaylussacia baccata)
Description: huckleberry 4.jpe huckleberry (Gaylussacia baccata)
Description: huckleberry 3.jpe huckleberry (Gaylussacia baccata)
Description: mountainlaurel 5.jpe mountain laurel (Kalmia latifolia)
Description: mountainlaurel 4.jpg mountain laurel (Kalmia latifolia)
Description: mountainlaurel 2.jpe mountain laurel (Kalmia latifolia)
Description: mountainlaurel 6.jpe mountain laurel (Kalmia latifolia)
Description: sedge 5.jpg Pennsylvania sedge (Carex pensylvanica)
Description: sedge 2.jpe Pennsylvania sedge (Carex pensylvanica)
Description: sedge 6.jpe Pennsylvania sedge (Carex pensylvanica)
Description: Copy of sarsaparilla 2.jpe wild sarsaparilla (Aralia nudicaulis)
Description: Copy of sarsaparilla 4.jpg wild sarsaparilla (Aralia nudicaulis)
Description: Copy of sarsaparilla 6.jpe wild sarsaparilla (Aralia nudicaulis)
Description: Copy of sarsaparilla 3.jpe wild sarsaparilla (Aralia nudicaulis)