What is your favorite type of woodland/forest?
Just a question I thought I'd throw out there. My favorite forest types are:
-Northern Hardwoods, with yellow birch, sugar maple, and beech dominant, but with other trees present, such as red oak, ash, etc. This forest type is extremely pretty in the fall, with the maples and birches and oaks.
-Spruce-fir forests, with dense, year-round cover and mossy floors. I love how cool and quiet these forests are; I especially like the red spruce - fraser fir forests of the Southern Appalachians.
-Mesophytic hardwood forests (beech-maple around here) - These are the woods I grew up with, and I love the variety of shrubs, wildflowers, and trees. I spent most of my childhood roaming the woods while others my age watched TV! (I'm still fairly young - I suppose that might be an advantage for woodland gardening!)