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Mixed-Pine Hardwood Forest

Habitat: Mixed-Pine Hardwood Forest
The hardwood and mixed pine habitat type occurs on 21,377 acres of the refuge’s 153,017 acres and is found in scattered areas throughout the refuge. Red maple, red bay, and black gum are dominant hardwood trees with an average height of 50 to 60 feet. Pond pine and loblolly pine are the pine species present. Dominant shrubs are fetterbush, bitter gallberry, and sweet bay. Little or no herbaceous vegetation is present. River cane may be found in the understory in some locations.

Facts About Mixed-Pine Hardwood Forest

Typical Plants: 

  • Red Maple
  • Red Bay
  • Black Gum
  • Pond Pine
  • Loblolly Pine
  • Fetterbush
  • Bitter Gallberry
  • Sweet Bay


Page Photo Creditsby Bob Glennon
Last Updated: Oct 09, 2014
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