DeVeaux Woods State Park

This 50-acre park supports about 10 acres of forest, including a small area considered to be "old growth". The old-growth forest is dominated by white, red and black oak trees and supports a sparse cover of shrub, wildflower, moss, lichen, and mushroom species. Large woody debris—characteristic of old-growth woods—provides habitat for small mammals and other wildlife. The most spectacular element of the forest are the old red oaks (Quercus borealis var. maximus), some of them over nine feet in circumference. These oaks tower above all the other trees, forcing the sugar maples, ash, and black cherry into their shade. The oldest tree at DeVeaux Woods State Park is around 315 years old.

 
 
 
 
 
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