2024 Forest Ecology

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1. 

What are the four forest regions found in Texas?

2. 

In the Edwards Plateau, nearly impenetrable thickets of white oak, known as __________, provide habitat for the endangered black-capped vireo.

3. 

Texas forests cover over ______ million acres, more than a third of the area of the entire state.

4. 

Where is the largest contiguous oak forest found in Texas?

5. 

The annual economic impact of Texas forests is:

6. 

What is succession?

7. 

What is the difference between primary and secondary succession?

8. 

Early stages of succession are characterized by shade-intolerant plant species, called _________, which can include lichens, mosses, forbs, and grasses.

9. 

The last stage of succession is termed the ___________ community.

10. 

What is an example of a disturbance in succession?

11. 

What are two forest health issues highlighted by the text?

12. 

Oak wilt mainly affects _____ and live oaks.

13. 

___________ plays a major role in the health of the forest. It can be beneficial or destructive depending on the time of year, location, size, and intensity.

14. 

All of the following are the benefits of prescribed burning EXCEPT:

15. 

A(n) __________ species is nonnative to the ecosystem and has the likelihood to economic or environmental harm or harm to human health.

16. 

Urban areas are generally associated with __________ development.

17. 

The overdevelopment of an area with excessive amounts of “hardscapes” and a shortage of trees has all the following consequences EXCEPT:

18. 

Urban forests are considered to be the very __________ of a community.

19. 

According to the International Society of Arboriculture, what are some benefits of trees?

20. 

What are two ways the Texas forest service celebrates heritage trees?

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