Classifying Centennial Woods as a Natural Community

I would classify the pine stand within Centennial Woods as an Oak-Pine Northern Hardwood Forest. One reason why I would give it this classification is because of the Eastern White Pine, Birches, Maples, and Oaks that can be found within it. Within that category, I would call it a White Pine- Red Oak -Black Oak forest. Animals that frequent the area include white-tailed deer, grey squirrels, and chipmunks, all of which I have seen in my spot. Although this community is typically found in Southern New England, Vermont has pockets of it along the Champlain Valley. The bedrock is short and shallow with well-drained soils, thus providing optimal growing conditions for successional species like the Eastern White Pine.

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