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Definition of successional species

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Definition as written by darylmitchell:

A species of tree that replaces a more shade-intolerant pioneer or other successional tree species in a forest. The seedlings of a successional species can grow in the shaded understory and mature into the dominant species. The process of succession continues until the most shade-tolerant species (or climax species) is established.

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