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Successional White Pine Forest

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Overview

Old field white pine, several decades since establishment. Other species co-occur with the white pine, but seldom share dominance. The forest floor is often carpeted with needles, with only a thin herbaceous layer.

Abandoned agricultural land, usually pasture. Sometimes selective logging maintains the pine as a dominant.

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 Successional White Pine Forest natural community page.

SEMPBA Archives: Successional White Pine Forest

 

Species Name

white pine (Pinus strobus)

white oak (Quercus alba)

red oak (Quercus rubra)

red maple (Acer rubrum)

gray birch (Betula populifolia)

paper birch (Betula papyrifera)

bigtooth aspen (Populus grandidentata)

quaking aspen (Populus tremula)

black elderberry (Sambucus nigra ssp. canadensis)

black cherry (Prunus serotina)

maple-leaved viburnum (Viburnum acerifolium)

glossy alder-buckthorn (Frangula alnus)

honeysuckle (Lonicera morrowii)

multiflora rose (Rosa multiflora)

common blackberry (Rubus allegheniensis)

New England sand blackberry (Rubus arenicola)

serrate blackberry (Rubus argutus)

northern dewberry (Rubus flagellaris)

bristly dewberry (Rubus hispidus)

evergreen blackberry (Rubus laciniatus)

poison ivy (Toxicodendron radicans)

lowbush blueberries (Vaccinium angustifolium)

hillside blueberries (Vaccinium pallidum)

black huckleberry (Gaylussacia baccata)

Canada mayflower (Maianthemum canadensis)

starflower (Trientalis borealis)

tree clubmoss (Dendrolycopodium obscurum)

bracken fern (Pteridium aquilinum)

southern ground-cedar (Diphasiastrum digitatum)

staghorn clubmoss (Lycopodium clavatum)

partridgeberry (Mitchella repens)

fringed polygala (Polygala paucifolia)

pink lady slipper (Cypripedium acaule)

 

white pine (Pinus strobus)
white pine (Pinus strobus)
white oak (Quercus alba)
white oak (Quercus alba)
red oak (Quercus rubra)
red oak (Quercus rubra)
red oak (Quercus rubra)
red maple (Acer rubrum)
red maple (Acer rubrum)
red maple (Acer rubrum)
red maple (Acer rubrum)
gray birch (Betula populifolia)
gray birch (Betula populifolia)
gray birch (Betula populifolia)
gray birch (Betula populifolia)
paper birch (Betula papyrifera)
paper birch (Betula papyrifera)
paper birch (Betula papyrifera)
paper birch (Betula papyrifera)
bigtooth aspen (Populus grandidentata)
bigtooth aspen (Populus grandidentata)
bigtooth aspen (Populus grandidentata)
bigtooth aspen (Populus grandidentata)
aspen (Populus tremula)
quaking aspen (Populus tremula)
quaking aspen (Populus tremula)
quaking aspen (Populus tremula)
black elderberry (Sambucus nigra ssp. canadensis)
black elderberry (Sambucus nigra ssp. canadensis)
black cherry (Prunus serotina)
black cherry (Prunus serotina)
maple-leaved viburnum (Viburnum acerifolium)
maple-leaved viburnum (Viburnum acerifolium)
glossy alder-buckthorn (Frangula alnus)--Invasive species.
glossy alder-buckthorn (Frangula alnus)--Invasive species.
glossy alder-buckthorn (Frangula alnus)--Invasive species.
glossy alder-buckthorn (Frangula alnus)--Invasive species.
honeysuckle (Lonicera morrowii)—Invasive species.
honeysuckle (Lonicera morrowii)—Invasive species.
honeysuckle (Lonicera morrowii)—Invasive species.
multiflora rose (Rosa multiflora)—Invasive species.
multiflora rose (Rosa multiflora)—Invasive species.
common blackberry (Rubus allegheniensis)
common blackberry (Rubus allegheniensis)
common blackberry (Rubus allegheniensis)
common blackberry (Rubus allegheniensis)
New England sand blackberry (Rubus arenicola)
New England sand blackberry (Rubus arenicola)
New England sand blackberry (Rubus arenicola)
New England sand blackberry (Rubus arenicola)
serrate blackberry (Rubus argutus)
serrate blackberry (Rubus argutus)
serrate blackberry (Rubus argutus)
northern dewberry (Rubus flagellaris)
northern dewberry (Rubus flagellaris)
northern dewberry (Rubus flagellaris)
northern dewberry (Rubus flagellaris)
bristly dewberry (Rubus hispidus)
bristly dewberry (Rubus hispidus)
bristly dewberry (Rubus hispidus)
bristly dewberry (Rubus hispidus)
evergreen blackberry (Rubus laciniatus)
evergreen blackberry (Rubus laciniatus)
evergreen blackberry (Rubus laciniatus)
evergreen blackberry (Rubus laciniatus)
poison ivy (Toxicodendron radicans)
poison ivy (Toxicodendron radicans)
lowbush blueberries (Vaccinium angustifolium)
lowbush blueberries (Vaccinium angustifolium)
lowbush blueberries (Vaccinium angustifolium)
lowbush blueberries (Vaccinium angustifolium)
hillside blueberries (Vaccinium pallidum)
hillside blueberries (Vaccinium pallidum)
hillside blueberries (Vaccinium pallidum)
hillside blueberries (Vaccinium pallidum)
black huckleberry (Gaylussacia baccata)
black huckleberry (Gaylussacia baccata)
Canada mayflower (Maianthemum canadensis)
Canada mayflower (Maianthemum canadensis)
 starflower (Trientalis borealis)
starflower (Trientalis borealis)
tree clubmoss (Dendrolycopodium obscurum)
tree clubmoss (Dendroycopodium obscurum)
tree clubmoss (Dendroycopodium obscurum)
tree clubmoss (Dendroycopodium obscurum)
bracken fern (Pteridium aquilinum)
bracken fern (Pteridium aquilinum)
southern ground-cedar (Diphasiastrum digitatum)
southern ground-cedar (Diphasiastrum digitatum)
southern ground-cedar (Diphasiastrum digitatum)
southern ground-cedar (Diphasiastrum digitatum)
staghorn clubmoss (Lycopodium clavatum)
staghorn clubmoss (Lycopodium clavatum)
staghorn clubmoss (Lycopodium clavatum)
staghorn clubmoss (Lycopodium clavatum)
partridgeberry (Mitchella repens)
partridgeberry (Mitchella repens)
fringed polygala (Polygala paucifolia)
fringed polygala (Polygala paucifolia)
fringed polygala (Polygala paucifolia)
fringed polygala (Polygala paucifolia)
pink lady slipper (Cypripedium acaule)
pink lady slipper (Cypripedium acaule)