Changing Forests

I have vague memories of learning about forest cycles in grade school. They involved deciduous and coniferous trees, forest fires, and were probably grossly inaccurate. Is this little poplar sapling the beginning of change in this stand of black spruce? It seemed so full of life in a dark and dying forest.

2 thoughts on “Changing Forests”

  1. ‘fraid not—Black Spruce forests are a “climax community” basically just waiting around for a fire… Although I guess you can still find inspiration in the little guy trying his best while way out of his element…

    1. I’ll still root for the little guy. Or maybe it’ll just be food for a passing deer. Either way…. Thanks for the info though! It takes good keywords to start a proper internet education.

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