Forest Communities

Longleaf-slash pine

Forests in which longleaf or slash pine, singly or in combination, predominate. Common associates include oak, hickory, and gum.

Loblolly-shortleaf pine

Forests in which loblolly pine, shortleaf pine, or other southern yellow pines, except longleaf or slash pine, singly or in combination, predominate. Common associates include oak, hickory, and gum. These forests are found in the North Central Florida region, although not in Alachua County.

Loblolly-shortleaf pine

Forests in which loblolly pine, shortleaf pine, or other southern yellow pines, except longleaf or slash pine, singly or in combination, predominate. Common associates include oak, hickory, and gum. These forests are found in the North Central Florida region, although not in Alachua County.

Oak-pine

Forests in which hardwoods (usually upland oaks) predominate but in which pines account for 25 to 50% of the stocking. Common associates include gum, hickory, and yellow-poplar.

Oak-hickory

Forests in which upland oaks, or hickory, singly or in combination, predominate, except where pines account for 25 to 50%, in which case the stand would be classified oak-pine. Common associates include yellow-poplar, elm, maple, and black walnut.

Oak-gum-cypress

Bottom-land forests in which tupelo, blackgum, sweetgum, oaks, or southern cypress, singly or in combination, predominate, except where pines account for 25 to 50 %, in which case the stand would be classified oak-pine. Common associates include cottonwood, willow, ash, elm, hackberry, and maple.

Elm-ash-cottonwood

Forests in which elm, ash, or cottonwood, singly or in combination, predominate. Common associates include willow, sycamore, beech, and maple.

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