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Terrestrial Community Descriptions

Terrestrial Forests

Terrestrial Woodlands

Terrestrial Shrublands

Terrestrial Herbaceous Openings

Key

  • 1. Trees over 5m high dominate the community.
    • 2. Canopy closed or nearly closed, majority of crowns over lapping, wi th be tween 60% and 100% tree cove
      Terrestrial Forests
    • 2. Tree cover sparse, usually between 10% and 60% cover. Shrubs may be present, but do not dominate the community, herbs and non-vascular plant cover may be present at any cover value
      Terrestrial Woodlands
  • 1. Trees over 5m high not present, or if present do not dominate the community, usually less than 25% total cover
    • 3. Shrubs and small trees dominant. Herbaceous and non-vascular plants may be present at any cover value, trees may be present but do not dominate community, usually less than 25% cove
      Terrestrial Shrublands
    • 3. Community dominated by herbaceous plants
      Terrestrial Herbaceous Openings