Wet Woodlands


A mixed woodland where the water table is high and variable. Both needled and broad-leaved trees that can survive in wet soils are found in the Wet Woodland. This forest can be associated with the later succession stages of marshes, and in areas where the water table varies considerably throughout the year. Often the presence of seepage slopes and springs makes the water rich in nutrients, and a wide variety of plants and animals can make their home in a wet woodland. Drainage and filling activities due to development have reduced the number of wet woodlands in the Acadian Forest Region.

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