Environmental Science Lab
riparian forest
along the river bank and subject to periodic flooding
Upland Mesophytic forest
most diverse community type; moist but well-drained and located on the slopes above the river
upland oak-hickory-pine forest
on the drier ridges and more subject to natural fires
Chestatee
Cherokee word meaning “pine torch place” or “place of lights”; river beginning at the confluence of Dick’s creek and frogtown creek; tributary of the Chattahoochee River and empties in to the watercourse as it flows into Lake Lanier
Etowah
River flows toward the west and empties into the Coosa River in Rome;
eventually converges with Alabama River system
River Birch
peeling, satiny bark and salmon pink trunk
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