Hammon Woods

Hammon Woods, which is owned by North Central Ohio Land Conservancy, Inc., consists of 172 acres of contiguous forest - 90 acres of which is old growth. Large old-growth native Ohio hardwoods dominate Hammon Woods with very little infringement from invasive species. Of the very large old trees, the dominant tree species are White Oak, Sugar Maple, Red Oak, Tulip and Beech. Healthy spring-fed streams that support at least three species of salamander flow through the forest. One stream ends in a Skunk Cabbage marsh with Marsh Marigold, Swamp Saxifrage and Pennsylvania Bitter-cress. The woods feature an array of Spring Ephemerals and several orchids. The age of the oldest trees is about 200 years. Hammon Woods has rolling hills and the forest-type varies based on whether the hills are predominately south or north facing. The forest types tend to be either a Beech-Maple climax forest or a White Oak forest. This special forest lies in the heart of the Clear Fork Valley Scenic Trail and is thereby connected to 600 acres of nature preserves. The old-growth forest begins less than half a mile from the public parking area at the Clear Fork Adventure Resort.

 
 
 
 
 
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