Localized, thick stands of trees that can grow on natural rises of only a few inches in the land.
a closed canopy forest home to cabbage palms, mastic trees, gumbo limbos and strangler figs
an island in the marsh
a particularly kind of hardwood forest that grows in swampy regions
a raised patch land with just enough soil on it to support an amazing variety of plant life, including tropical hardwood trees, which are the hallmark of Crane Point
a tract of forested land that rises above an adjacent marsh in the southern United States
a wooded area surrounded by open wetlands and with palmettos, cypress, and bay magnolia trees
A dense growth of trees on a slightly elevated area, not wet enough to be a swamp.
A hardwood plant community in Florida. Jump to Top
Forested area with a mixture of mature broadleaf evergreen and deciduous trees.
Hammocks are dense stands of hardwood trees that grow on natural rises of only a few inches in the land. Hammocks are distinctive in that they are formed gradually over thousands of years rising in a wet area through the deposits of their own decomposing organic material. As a result they typically have a large and diverse density of various forms of plant and animal life.