3 thoughts on “Dwarf Cypress Forest, Florida Everglades”

  1. In the Pine Barrens of South Jersey, there are “pygmy pine forests”.

    “The pygmy pine plains consist of mostly flat, open terrain with few major geographical features. Many ecologists suspect that’s why the dwarf trees grow there; without natural breaks like streams, forest fires were likely even more frequent on the plains throughout history than in other parts of the Pine Barrens. The trees can survive, and even thrive, in a highly fire-prone environment, but they end up runty as a result.”


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