Over half of the area at the UBC Farm is covered by forest. As a result of different disturbance histories over the past 150 years, these forests have developed into a variety of different vegetation communities, which are an evolving laboratory for students, teachers and the public. Foresters use the term ‘stands’ to refer to distinctive vegetation communities within forests. At the Farm these stands range from 95 year-old second-growth forest to alder stands, to young conifer plantations.
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- Station 1: Douglas-fir Plantation:20 years old
- Station 2: Douglas-fir Plantation: 50 years old
- Station 3: Red Alder Natural Growth: 15 years old
- Station 4: Christmas Tree Plantation
- Station 5: Second-growth Forest with Root Disease: 95 years old
- Station 6: Second-growth Forest Douglas-fir: 95 years old
- Station 7: Second-growth Forest Western Redcedar and Douglas-fir: 95 years old