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Vertical Stratification


Oak woodlands are commonly found in deciduous forests.  These forests usually consists of two layers, the canopy and an understory of shrubs.



Canopy layer in an oak woodland forest.


Usually, enough light penetrates to the forest floor allowing herbaceous plants and moss to grow.


A typical forest floor in an oak woodland.




 Author: Laurie Hanson, Kerry Dennison, and Melissa Minter. October 2001.


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