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MeMixed Evergreen Forest

This is a temperate forest characterized by a mix of broadleaved (majority) and evergreen species found in mountainous regions. A mature, dense canopy creates a dark and cool understory that regulates temperature swings. Dominant Trees: Arbutus menziesii Lithocarpus densiflorus Pseudotsuga macrocarpa Pseudostuga menziesii Associated Plants: Artostaphylos species Calocedrus decurrens Ceanothus species Chrysolepis chrysophylla Mahonia aquifolium Pinus coulteri Pinus jeffreyi Pinus ponderosa Rhamnus species Quercus agrifolia Tsuga heterophylla Vaccinum ovatum Associated Riparian Plants: Acer macrophyllum Acer glabrum Alnus oregona Alnus rhombifolia Cornus stolonifera Dryopteris arguta Platanus racemosa Umbellularia californica

Plant Communitiy Photos

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