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Location: Forest near Elgin St., Pembroke, Ontario, Canada
Version: 5
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User who defined this location: Paul Derbyshire
Editors: Nathan Wilson, Douglas Smith

North: 45.8113°
West: -77.1485°
East: -77.131°
South: 45.7883°
Highest Elevation: 170.0 meters
Lowest Elevation: 150.0 meters

Notes: [admin – Sat Aug 14 01:57:02 +0000 2010]: Changed location name from ‘Forest near Elgin Street, Pembroke, Ontario, Canada’ to ‘Forest near Elgin St., Pembroke, Ontario, Canada’


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Mixed woods with low damp areas, small streams, and the banks of a small river, and higher dryer areas with open patches.

Pine is the dominant conifer, and in many areas the dominant tree. Eastern white pine (Pinus strobus) forms the bulk of large areas of the forest proper. In its eastern fringes, isolated trees and stands of jack pine (Pinus banksiana) occur. Some areas have spruce. I’ve not noted cedar in this area.

Birch, beech, maple, and some other hardwoods also occur. Large parts of the woods are mixed with pine, spruce, birch, beech, and maple. East of the main woods stands of birch occur, sometimes mixed with a few white pines. Scattered single oak trees appear here and there.

Some patches are dominated by tall pines; others by hardwoods. The mycobiota seems to vary from one area to the next. There are at least three areas that have particularly high species counts and distinctive species: a low, damp area of mixed trees without oak or jack pine; a stand of white pine with a mossy floor, little underbrush, and some birch, oak, and jack pine at various locations on its border but a pure interior; and an area with stands of jack pine with mossy floors. The meadow areas east of the woods and out from under trees have their own species.

In some areas disturbed by human recreational activities, large false morels grow in the late spring. In the summer and fall, throughout the woods the usual suspects grow, from little Mycenas and colorful corts to sizable and colorful Amanitas and Russulas and big, brown boletes. Corals, cup fungi, and probably other “exotic-form” fungi are also at times abundant.

Late in the fall, Tricholoma, Cantharellula and distinct boletes and russulas appear in the mossy pine stands, and Lactarius and honey mushrooms appear in the pine-dominated parts of the main woods.

Description author: Paul Derbyshire (Request Authorship Credit)
Description editor: walt sturgeon


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