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ECOLOGICAL SUCCESSION   TreeSign.jpg (15262 bytes)

"Nothing Succeeds Like Succession", Project Learning Tree Pre K-8 Guide, Seventh Edition, page 306, Activity #80


Succession is a natural pattern of change that take place over time in a forest or ecosystem.  In this activity, students will study the connection between plants, animals, and successional stages in local ecosystems.


Close collateral concepts are shade tolerance of different tree species and how forest management systems are heavily weighted to successional pathways and shade tolerance.

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