06. Rugged Terrain

The terrain is often rugged, with fallen logs, scattered boulders and steep slopes. Creeks, seeps and springs dot the landscape and dense rhododendron thickets (called "laurel thickets") make travelling difficult.

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Gap with Fallen Tree | The Cove Forest
Gap with Fallen Tree | The Cove Forest

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Due to high winds, old age and other natural causes, trees frequently fall over, which creates openings (gaps) in the forest. These openings promote species diversity by creating additional and...