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Oak woodland in Lake County, Illinois.

An oak woodland is a plant community with a tree canopy dominated by oaks (Quercus spp.). In terms of canopy closure, oak woodlands are intermediate between oak savanna, which is more open, and oak forest, which is more closed.[1] Although the community is named for the dominance of oak trees, the understory vegetation is often diverse and includes many species of grasses, sedges, forbs, ferns, shrubs, and other plants.


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  1. ^ a b "Oak Woodland - Wisconsin DNR". dnr.wi.gov. Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources. Retrieved 2018-09-22.
  2. ^ C. Michael Hogan (2008) Blue Oak: Quercus douglasii, GlobalTwitcher.com, ed. N. Stromberg Archived 2012-02-28 at the Wayback Machine
  3. ^ Christensen, Glenn A.; Campbell, Sally J.; Fried, Jeremy S. (2008). "California's forest resources, 2001–2005: five-year Forest Inventory and Analysis report". United States Forest Service, Pacific Northwest Research Station: 40–46. Gen. Tech. Rep. PNW-GTR-763. Cite journal requires |journal= (help)