Worksheet 5: Diagram Analysis

Read the Forest Succession handout to answer the following questions.

  1. List the species present you find on an abandoned farm in stage 3.
  2. One species competes most successfully on abandoned Massachusetts agricultural sites in the first 80 years. Name that species.
  3. What conditions favor the sprouting of trees like beech, maple and oak?
  4. Using the forest succession diagram, in what successional stage do you think Harvard Forest would have been in 1907 when the research forest was created?
  5. In what stage would it be now?