372. Soaring Upwards
Hemlock - Beech - Oak - Pine Forests This is a very common, broadly defined community found on glacial till and terrace soils of low to mid elevations in central and southern New Hampshire with extensions into the White Mountains. It is latitudinally, elevationally, and floristically transitional between northern hardwood forests and Appalachian oak - hickory forests. As with most upland forests of the region, single-tree windthrow is the primary natural disturbance, with occasional larger blowdown from hurricanes.