We live within a region where the forest is classified as the Acadian Forest. However, this does not mean the forest cover is uniform. It can vary dramatically across a landscape from mixed forests to areas of single species of trees to forests of young trees and forests of large old trees.
The mix of tree species in a given area is influenced by various factors, including climate, soil, rainfall, time, geography, and random events such as storms. Small scale differences can affect which species will grow or dominate, such as slope, exposure, and depth and moisture of the soil. The natural history of various species of trees, such as seed size, growth rate, and longevity, will affect the structure of forests. Finally, disturbance factors such as storms, insect outbreaks and