What is Forest Succession?

An Amazing Student Video on Forestry Succession

A forest flourishes or perishes depending on environmental conditions.  As local conditions change, the types of plants that make up a forest also change.  The process is known as succession.  To visually describe forestry succession in forest in northern Wisconsin, a small group of students (Jaclyn, Jake and Ayla) from the Conservation School of Wisconsin produced this short piece.


The Stages of Forest Succession

The following diagram illustrates forestry succession

About the Conservation School

To learn more about this amazing school in the woods visit ConserveSchool.org

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Written by Rob Nelson

Rob is an ecologist from the University of Hawaii. He is the co-creator and director of Untamed Science. His goal is to create videos and content that are entertaining, accurate, and educational. When he's not making science content, he races whitewater kayaks and works on Stone Age Man.

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