Brushy Clearcuts, Brush Piles, Dense Undergrowth:
This category includes three different, but related habitat types: Piles of brush created by forest or brush cutting; dense shrubs or
saplings with little or no canopy of mature trees; and dense shrubs such as laurel within a forested habitat.
Non-brushy Clearings or Log Landings: Recently cleared areas lacking dense brush,
and surrounded by forest.
Upland Meadows and Grassy Fields: Dry, cleared areas with little woody vegetation. Ground covers are predominantly grasses but may include other low herbaceous
plants such as clover, vetch, dewberry, mustards, and poison ivy.
Forb: Dry, cleared areas with taller herbaceous vegetation such as goldenrod, queen-anne's lace, and sensitive fern.
Orchard: Cleared areas planted with fruit trees, usually apples. Includes both maintained and abandoned orchards.
Xmas Tree Plantations: Small, maintained evergreen trees with
short vegetation surrounding them, and no overstory of mature trees.