Post 3 is located in the forest at Woodend Nature Sanctuary in Chevy Chase, Maryland, the headquarters of the Audubon Naturalist Society. The death of several ash trees has created a new break in the tree canopy. This light gap will allow newly planted trees an opportunity to get sunlight. This site also captures a dense section of invasive Japanese maple trees. As with Post 1, this forest has suffered deer over browsing. Coupled with invasive Japanese maples, this can produce an unhealthy forest and understory. Eventually, ANS aims to control the prevalent Japanese maples and diversify this section of forest.
This Picture Post site will show how our forests respond and change to new conditions.