04. Carved by Streams

Cove forests occur on relatively cool, moist mountain slopes and in valleys that have been carved by small creeks and streams. This forest type is fairly widespread throughout the mountain regions of the Carolinas.

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Mixed Mesophytic Forests | The Cove Forest
Mixed Mesophytic Forests | The Cove Forest

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Cove forests are also called "mixed mesophytic forests." The term, "mixed mesophytic forest" refers to a mixture of tree species adapted to relatively cool, moist environments and rich soils...
Nutrient-Rich Soils | The Cove Forest
Nutrient-Rich Soils | The Cove Forest

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Cove forests typically have deep nutrient-rich soils that are less acidic than surrounding areas. A favorable soil, coupled with a relatively cool, moist environment, promotes a rich diversity of...