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Main Surface Vegetation


The grass is a plant with narrow leaves growing from the base. Common grass is used to cover the ground in places such as lawns and parks. The grass is usually the color green.

Many animals, including deer, buffalo, cattle, mice, grasshoppers, caterpillars, and other grazers, rely on grass as a crucial source of food. Unlike other plants, grasses grow from the bottom up, meaning that when animals consume grass, they typically do not harm the part that regenerates. https://simple.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grass


The understory is the underlying layer of vegetation in a forest or wooded area, especially the trees and shrubs growing between the forest canopy and the forest floor. Plants in the understory comprise an assortment of seedlings and saplings of canopy trees together with specialist understory shrubs and herbs. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Understory


Slash-blowdown is debris resulting from such natural events as wind, fire, or snow breakage, or human activities such as road construction, logging, pruning, thinning, or brush cutting.

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Timber-litter is the accumulation of dead branches, twigs, and leaves on the forest floor. It is an important component of the forest ecosystem as it provides nutrients to the soil and a habitat for small animals. Role of litter production and its decomposition, and factors affecting the processes in a tropical forest ecosystem: a review | Journal of Ecology and Environment | Full Text (biomedcentral.com)


Moss is a type of plant that grows in damp environments. It is often found in forest floors and can be an important component of the forest ecosystem. Moss can help to retain moisture in the soil and provide habitat for small animals. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moss