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Figure 24.10--Forest types for 12,000 yr BP along the eastern seaboard with average temperatures for this period. The climate is relatively dry and terrestrial vegetation that needs moisture is found near rivers and other moist sites. Oak and hickory dominate most uplands of the Southeast. Boreal species inhabit the mountains, while southern pine is a multiplying component of the southeastern Coastal Plain (modified Edwards and Merrill 1977).

Map of the eastern coast of the U.S. showing tundra-taiga to the north followed by boreal forest, oak-hickory and northern hardwood, then oak-pine to the South, with Southeastern Evergreen limited to the Florida coastline


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