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"Old-Field" White Pine is Succeeded by Hardwoods
Clear-cutting of the "old-field" white pines led to the succession of mixed hardwoods across much of the landscape. The inability of white pine to sprout after being cut, in contrast to the prolific sprouting of our hardwood species, facilitated this succession. Patterns of succession enhanced the diversity of forest types, providing a wide range of wildlife habitats.