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Pitch pine/scrub oak barrens in Maine

Lissa Widoff

Pitch pine/scrub oak barrens in Maine

by Lissa Widoff

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Published by Executive Dept., Maine State Planning Office in [Augusta, Me.] .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Maine.
    • Subjects:
    • Oak -- Maine.,
    • Pitch pine.

    • Edition Notes

      StatementLissa Widoff.
      SeriesCritical Areas Program planning report ;, 86, Planning report (Agusta, Me.) ;, no. 86.
      ContributionsMaine. State Planning Office., Critical Areas Program (Maine)
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsQH105.M2 M34a no. 86, QK495.F14 M34a no. 86
      The Physical Object
      Pagination104 p. :
      Number of Pages104
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL1988420M
      LC Control Number90620865
      OCLC/WorldCa20698321

      nutrient‐poor, and excessively well‐drained. In New Hampshire, pine barrens are dominated by pitch pine (Pinus rigida) and scrub oak (Quercus ilicifolia) and form a matrix of dense scrub oak thickets and heath barrens interspersed with pockets of pitch pine .   Waterboro Barrens Waterboro, Maine Like many northeastern pine barrens, this pitch pine-scrub oak forest is a result of glacial outwash. The 3,acre preserve in southwestern Maine has a network of trails on old woods roads that loop through fire-tolerant woodlands and .

      Thinning pitch pine is a contentious issue for the imperiled pitch pine‐scrub oak barrens community type (G2 Global Rarity Rank, 6–20 occurrences). Here we provide a historical, ecological, and resource management rationale for thinning pitch pine forest to restore savanna‐like open barrens with a mosaic of scrub oaks, heath shrubs, and Cited by: 9. Pine barrens are not barren. They are a globally rare concurrence of bio-geo-chemical conditions that have led to the development of coastal plain and kettle hole ponds, frost bottoms, vernal pools, acidic soils, fire-dependent mixed scrub oak–pitch pine forest, grasslands, and other unique habitats that support over state-listed species.

      ). Vegetation development in a southern Maine pitch pine-scrub oak barren. J. Torrey Bot. Soc. — We identified factors important to vegetation community distribution within the Waterboro Barrens, an outstanding example of the northern variant of the pitch pine-scrub oak (Pinus rigida—Quercus ilicifolia). The pitch pine — scrub oak barren habitat is characteristic of ridgetop areas in New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Maryland, and south through the Appalachian Highlands and Blue Ridge Province. These barrens are found in areas where weather conditions are variable and often extreme, and where soils are thin, well drained, sandy, acidic and nutrient poor.


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Pitch pine/scrub oak barrens in Maine (Critical Areas Program planning report) [Widoff, Lissa] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Pitch Pine Dune Woodlands occur on stabilized sand dunes along the coast.

They also lack a well developed heath shrub layer. Pitch Pine - Heath Barrens share many species but lack the scrub oak layer (scrub oak may be present but only at low cover).

Pitch Pine Bogs are wetlands, with at least a shallow peat substrate. Back to top. Get this from a library. Pitch pine/scrub oak barrens in Maine. [Lissa Widoff; Maine. State Planning Office.; Critical Areas Program (Me.)]. Pitch pine/scrub oak barrens in Maine by Lissa Widoff,Executive Dept., Maine State Planning Office edition, in English.

Pitch pine-scrub oak barrens are shrub-savanna communities with a sparse canopy. Pitch pine-oak-heath woodland (guide) Pitch pine-oak-heath woodland communities have a more extensive canopy cover than pitch pine-scrub oak barrens, and a less diverse herbaceous layer.

Pitch Pine - Scrub Oak Barren Pitch Pine - Scrub Oak Barren is common and locally dominant in the shrub layer. Similar Types Pitch Pine Woodlands can be floristically similar but occur on bedrock, not on deep sandy soils.

Pitch Pine Dune Woodlands occur on stabilized sand dunes along the coast. They also lack a well developed heath shrub layer. Pitch Pine - Heath Barrens. The item Pitch pine/scrub oak barrens in Maine, Lissa Widoff represents a specific, individual, material embodiment of a distinct intellectual or artistic creation found in Bowdoin College Library.

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Many pine barrens have a layer of heath shrubs (white pine in the eastern Maine blueberry barrens, to spruce in far northwestern Maine. William Albert Patterson III We identified factors important to vegetation community distribution within the Waterboro Barrens, an outstanding example of the northern variant of the pitch.

Pitch pine-scrub oak barrens are rare habitats in Maine and are found at only seven sites in the state. Not all have been surveyed for the pine barrens zanclognatha. Pine barrens are host to a suite of rare species, especially plants and invertebrates that depend on this unique habitat, such as the twilight moth (threatened), Edwards’ hairstreak (endan.

Similar Types: Pitch - Pine Dune Woodlands are also pitch pine dominated, but they occur on stabilized sand dunes along the coast and lack a well developed heath shrub layer. Pitch Pine - Scrub Oak Barrens are similar but have areas dominated by scrub oak or at least have scrub oak as a common component in the shrub layer.

generations of pitch pine seedlings in Con-necticut and a substantial mortality rate of older trees. Pitch pine-scrub oak ridge top and sand barrens are down to of 1 per-cent of the Connecticut forest, and the coni-fer now composes less than 1 percent of all the pines that grow in the state.

Our Pitch Pine. The topography of Waterboro Barrens originates from glacial outwash and features debris left behind by retreating glacial ice resulting in kettlehole heaths, hillsides covered in towering old-growth pitch pines, and moraines (glacial hills) covered in dense stands of scrub oak.

Located in a pitch pine and oak shrub barren, this preserve offers a network of old roads, now designated for non-motorized use, in a truly unique. Pitch pine-heath barrens have a definite canopy layer that is dominated by pitch pine.

Pitch pine-scrub oak barrens (guide) Pitch pine-scrub oak barrens are characterized by abundant scrub oaks in the shrub layer, while pitch pine-heath barrens have a shrub layer that is heavily dominated by heath species and sweet fern. Key words: Pinus rigida, pine barrens, Quercus ilicifolia, Maine, disturbance ecology, land-use history, vege-tation distribution.

Pitch pine-scrub oak vegetation is a unique natural ecosystem valued for the rare species of invertebrates that it supports (Widoff ). Wildfires historically influenced species com. Description Botany. The most common trees are the jack pine, red pine, pitch pine, blackjack oak, and scrub oak; a scattering of larger oaks is not unusual.

The understory includes grasses, sedges, and forbs, many of them common in dry prairies, and rare plants such as the sand-plain gerardia (Agalinis acuta).Plants of the heath family, such as blueberries and bearberry, and shrubs, such as. Pitch pine-scrub oak barrens is a shrub-savanna community that has a very open canopy (with % cover), and an extensive shrub layer dominated by scrub oak and scrub chestnut oak.

Mixed oak-pitch pine and pitch pine-mixed oak forests were abundant before substantial European settlement (), but pitch pine-oak/heath woodlands, pitch pine-scrub oak (bear and/or dwarf chestnut oaks) barrens, and dwarf pine plains probably covered less t acres (7, ha) before substantial European settlement.

Pitch pine-scrub oak barrens, also known as "pine plains," "sand plains," "pinelands," and "pine bush," occur throughout the Northeast from New Jersey to Maine. These barrens are characterized by excessively drained soils and by several plant species which are highly flammable and/or have adaptations to survive or regenerate after fire.

Documented pitch pine/scrub oak ridgetop and sand barrens are down to around percent of the Connecticut forest, and the conifer now comprises less than one percent of the pines.

A cut-away diagram from the late s shows how tarn kilns worked: mounds of pitch pine logs were burned in an earthen kiln to produce tar, which ran down a drain.Restoring Fire in the Ossippee Pine Barrens--a Nature Conserancy Brochure (MB pdf) Vegetation development in a southern Maine pitch pine-scrub oak barren (Copenheaver, et al.

) (MB pdf) Historical Changes in the pine barrens of Central Suffolk .