Wetland, Woodland, Wildland

This site is definitely very close to a lot of development on Redstone campus, so it is hard to say which natural community it fits best in. However, based on the placement of the area on a hill, with a lot of exposed rock within the soil, the landscape position indicates that this area might also be exposed to wind. The thinner soil layer has the ability to grow eastern white pines, which dominate the small grove, and contribute to the acidity of the soil. However, with the species and soil present, I think this area falls into the Northern Hardwood forest category. The eastern white pine, and the animal species such as squirrels and chipmunks that frequent the area, along with the other trees that occupy surrounding areas, indicate that this small community falls into that larger category, from Wetland, Woodland, Wildland.