Nature on the Trail
The large tree directly in front of you is a Red Oak. Oaks are important as “mast” producers’ mast is the edible seeds of a tree. Their acorns are used as a food source by wildlife, both animals and birds. Red Oak is dense. which makes it very good firewood. Its fine but distinct grain makes it valuable for fine furniture and flooring. Notice how the forest is composed mainly of red oak and white pine. While this is common in Londonderry, it is not common in much of NH.