Pitch Pine-Scrub Oak Thicket
A pitch pine-scrub oak thicket resembles a pitch pine-scrub oak barrens in plant species richness, but has a much higher density of scrub oak and a lower density of grasses. In addition, some portions of this community may have higher densities of huckleberry. A pitch pine-scrub oak thicket results when a pitch pine-scrub oak barrens is burned less frequently than is required to maintain grassy openings.
Pitch Pine-Scrub Oak Thicket Quick Facts:
• 20-60% pitch pine
• > 50% scrub oak
• few to no patches of grasses and wildflowers