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Old field succession site (a & b) - This site was last plowed in 1968. It is divided into a flat area (b) and a south-facing sloped area (a) that produces a warmer, drier (xeric) microclimate than on the flat area.  As a result, succession on the slope has been slower than in the flat area as evidenced by the more trees and shrubs observed in area b in 2006.  More  comparisons of succession can be seen in ground photographs.


                               1960                                                         1977                                                                   2006





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