05. Lush Herb Layers

Cove forests are among the most species-rich areas in eastern North America. Particularly noteworthy are the rich diversity of trees and the large number of herbaceous (non-woody) species that carpet the forest floor.

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A Coniferous and Flowering Tree | The Cove Forest
A Coniferous and Flowering Tree | The Cove Forest

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There are two main groups of trees -- coniferous trees and flowering trees. Coniferous trees generally produce seeds in cones, have needle-like leaves and are evergreen. In contrast, flowering trees...
Old Giants | The Cove Forest
Old Giants | The Cove Forest

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In remote rugged areas, where logging proved difficult, small remnant patches of intact cove forest still exist. Here, one may encounter unusually large trees with wide trunks, some of which may be...