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Woods VS Forest????? ~~~~ What's the difference??
#141152 Oct 14th, 2007 at 03:48 PM
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OMG I found this while looking for something else,,
"THe Layers of a Forest"

http://www.arborday.org/trees/treeGuide/forests.cfm

This is Incredible Like the WildWilly Woods,And the in the Mountains in Washington,, I'm thinking because it is the EVERWET state, that Soo many Woodland area are layed as a forest. IS this correct,,??

Here are Pictures of WildWilly's Woods,,,,

see all the ferns?? grin

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Can't wait for the 'Woods' next! I had always thought the words Woods and Forest were interchangeable. Guess not! That article was really interesting!!!
So, is your next post, showing Woods, going to explain the difference?!


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continued from UP there ^

This is in the mountains,,,,,,,


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Sooooo I am guessing In Washington~ Seattle area because of undergrowth, moisture factors and overgrown tree canopy's ~ Thus = Forest

Where as Here in Texas Tho we have high Humidity with Dense Woodland areas we would Have NO constant moisture factors, very dry seasons, Thus = Woods???

Dang Looking at those pictures again makes me want to be standing right there in Washington again! boohoo


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Those conclusions sound very logical to me!! thumbup
When I go 'walking in the woods' there isn't any of that "Undergrowth". The floor is open, just fallen twigs and leaves, the trees are farther apart, letting more sunlight through, and there is no towering canopy. You certainly seem to have nailed the difference, to me!!!
Interesting topic, Diane.


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It made sense to me too BUt I just need to confirm,,, I would much rather Be walking in a forest with all the Greenery around me and a brook or two,, Then a dry woodland area,, although I bet interesting species growing in Both But not particularly the same In each ,, why


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The forest looks much more beautiful to me! When I walked in the Woods at Senior Camp the floor wasn't interesting at all,.....untill I came to that bleached out log to sit down on; more dead leaves, twigs, and tangling vines than anything else! I would love the mushrooms and mosses and ferns!!! None of that in these Woods! I think that the humidity would even make a forest 'smell' better. All these woods smelled like was dry and dusty!


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Originally Posted by Shirley4
was dry and dusty!


sounds Like Texas! lol lol lol


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We have national forest land here that has nothing but scrub oak and manzanita and things like that. We also have national forest here that is all sand dunes dotted with the occasional cacti. I always thought 'forest' Was natural (indigenous) growth to an area. And woods were a treed area, maybe naturally occurring or maybe grown by man.


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woods, a dense growth of trees usu. greater than a grove and smaller than a forest. (Webster)


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But Tina...

"you can't see the forest for the trees!" lol lol lol why


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lol lol lol lol lol lol Lynne!!


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teach If you had asked, I could have showed you the difference. why

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Oh boy, I was hoping you would get to this topic, Bill!!!!


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We would LOVE for you to show us and explain!!!!! nooo clap


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Originally Posted by Wild Willy
teach If you had asked, I could have showed you the difference. why




boohoo I didn't really give it a great deal of thought until I came home egad Show Me next time I come there??? grin and Explain here?? notme lol


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Doesn't the Pacific NW have some of the best forests neenee

On a hiker forum, one hiker from back east, who had posted for OR / WA hiking trail suggestions, upon return to the east from the west coast, revived his forum saying "hiking will never be the same again" - referring to the eastern trails.


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Originally Posted by angelblossom
Originally Posted by Wild Willy
teach If you had asked, I could have showed you the difference. why




boohoo I didn't really give it a great deal of thought until I came home egad Show Me next time I come there??? grin and Explain here?? notme lol


Diane, this post was Oct 15th and Bill never did come back and explaine!!! boohoo


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Originally Posted by Shirley4
Originally Posted by angelblossom
Originally Posted by Wild Willy
teach If you had asked, I could have showed you the difference. why




boohoo I didn't really give it a great deal of thought until I came home egad Show Me next time I come there??? grin and Explain here?? notme lol


Diane, this post was Oct 15th and Bill never did come back and explaine!!! boohoo
teach If you go running through the woods, you will eventually get poked in the eye by a branch of a tree... If you go running through a forest, you will trip over a log and get poked in the eye by a downed limb and when you roll over (writhing in pain) you will look up and see the boughs of the trees that tower above you.....

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lol lol lol Very very funny!!!! I'll keep giggling all evening thinking of that!!!!! lol lol


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lol lol

...or....never run with with a stick (or sissors, or whatever) in your hand cause you might fall and poke an eye out!


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yet ! shock tapfoot


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Yeah Diane, you tell her!!! YET!!!


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Originally Posted by afgreyparrot
I've run with scissors all my life and never poked an eye out. why
Cindy is NOT allowed to run with scissors on Cedar Hill (I'm a control freak at times....) tapfoot

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Don't make me tell what you just did! i will BURY every SCISSORS AND KNIFE ON Cedar Hill if you EVER try that again!!

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I sooo miss these type of threads and conversations on here, such a fun learning experience that always left you giggling and feeling good after participating or just reading it grin


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