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Victoria Woods – Guelph University


Victoria Woods is an old-growth hardwood forest comprised of sugar maple, white ash, black cherry and beech. This, like Wild Goose Woods, is an old growth forest because it was never clear cut. When you visit, you may notice that there are big trees, but no huge ones that you might expect when you think of old-growth forests.

Because the ground is damp or wet in this area, Victoria Woods was not suitable for agriculture and so it was not cleared. These wet soils allow trees to get much of their moisture from near the surface and so they often don't have really deep roots.

When a tree becomes large and sticks out of the canopy a bit more than its neighbours, wind storms may blow it over because its root system is shallow.



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