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Piney Point Tract Shrubland


Picture of Piney Point Tract Shrubland

Piney Point Tract Shrubland

Only one shrubland is currently present, though historically there were two (Figure 1, Table 1).  Northeastern Successional Shrubland has matured into forest since 1937.  Irregularly Flooded Eastern Tidal Salt Shrub has gained overall since 1937 but is declining in the recent period (2002-2012). The decline of salt shrub is part of an overall trend in losses of high marsh and maritime shrub habitats.

Piney Point Shrubland Chart

                                            Figure 1.  Piney Point Tract Shrubland

Table 1.  Piney Point Tract Shrubland  

1937-2012 (m²)

  1937 2002 2007 2012
Irregularly Flooded Eastern Tidal Salt Shrub 32,942.29 96,369.80 69,635.58 51,977.84
Northeastern Successional Shrubland 24,234.00 0.00 0.00 0.00

Overview of Shrubland Communities

Picture of Northeastern Successional Shrubland

      Northeastern Successional Shrubland                                  (file photo)

Northeastern Successional Shrubland (CEGL006451)

This successional shrubland, present in 1937, has matured into forest and is no longer found in the tract.



Irregularly Flooded Eastern Tidal Salt Shrub

Irregularly Flooded Eastern Tidal Salt Shrub                   at the Piney Point Tract

Irregularly Flooded Eastern Tidal Salt Shrub (CEGL003921)

This maritime shrub community has experienced a net gain in area since 1937.  However, it has declined in the recent period from a high in 2002.  It is likely that this decrease will continue in the future.





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