Mesic Mixed Hardwood Forest

The Community is very common on slopes—either gentle or moderately steep—and in wide ravines above and around dissected streams. It also occupies rolling uplands with deep soils. Tulip Tree, American Beech, Northern Red Oak, and Christmas Fern occurring together, especially along lower slopes and stream banks, are diagnostic of this common forest community.

Table of Contents:


Seasonal Highlights

For insight into how the appearance of the Community changes over the course of the year, click here.

Dominant and Common Species

Sparse Species

Restricted Species

Downloadable Files

This document contains the images found above and additional information that makes it a stand-alone resource. It is intended to be used to help guide restoration efforts in this community.

Mesic Mixed Hardwood 6075 Description.pdf

This Excel document contains extensive data related to the community. In addition to the Dominant, Common, Sparse, and Restricted Species listed in the charts above, it also contains information about the Rare Species. This file will address many needs for the most detailed user of the data. In the data, one can:

  • Compare species abundance in Northern Virginia to the State-wide level.

  • Sort or filter by species, common name, form, abundance category, constancy, and multiple other metrics and measures

  • Compare "Mean Cover" score to "Mean Cover when Present Score" across species.

Mesic Mixed Hardwood 6075 Data.xlsx