Trees and the Structure of Life…The Understory

November 7, 2007 clifftop CliffNotes

As the dominant trees of our bluffs shine in autumn’s sun, creating a glowing tapestry of color, they also provide a rich food source for wildlife.  Mast is the broad term for various nuts and fruits produced by trees and shrubs.  There are two kinds: hard mast and soft mast; both are crucial in sustaining […]


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