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Conclusion The most abundant large tree was the White Oak and it was the most important with an importance value of .44. The most abundant small tree was the Sugar maple and it was the most important with an importance value of .495. The most abundant large tree was not well represented among the small trees; therefore, this community is not in transition. The diversity of the canopy is fairly diverse with a species diversity value of 4.29, and the diversity of the understory is a bit less diverse with a species diversity value of 3.24. Since the canopy is more diverse than the understory, a possible explanation for this difference is that
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Unformatted text preview: certain trees are better suited for lower-light conditions than others. Some undisturbed communities that are not diverse are the arctic tundra habitat and the extreme deserts (Sahara). Only a select number of species can survive in these areas and these areas are not strongly affected by human disruption. One other comparison evident in our data is that the Sugar Maples and Eastern Red Buds tend to occupy lower elevation while the White Oak, Black Oak, and Carolina Buckthorns occupy higher elevation....
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