This stand of hardwood in northern Maine is a documented old growth forest stand. It is

mainly composed of Sugar Maple of varying ages, with a number of relatively large and old specimens. Some maples are reported to be 230 years of age or more. Some of the older trees that have died and fallen over have left openings in the canopy, allowing for Sugar Maple seedlings to develop into young trees and making portions of the stand uneven aged.

This site is a good representative of old growth hardwoods in this region. The variety of other plant species found here is typical for this type of habitat but can nonetheless be judged as a rich area because of their overall density and healthy appearance.

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