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FOR93: Chapter 4: Plant Succession and Disturbances in the Urban Forest Ecosystem

Figure 29. Without fire the scrub ecosystem grows very tall and thick with very little open space for the endangered gopher tortoise (Gopherus polyphemus) to nest and feed.

Credit: Ben Coffin (with the Friends of the Enchanted Forest in Titusville, FL)