Carolina Environmental Diversity Explorations
Elevations and forest types · By Dirk Frankenberg
The spruce-fir forest of the high Blue Ridge is not continuous as are the northern examples of this forest type. As is seen in Figure 11 and again in Figure 12, there are places where the conifers dominate, but in slightly different habitats nearby, the northern hardwoods continue to occur. The forest in Figure 12 is at an elevation of over 5600 feet.