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Appalachian/Blue Ridge Forest Ecoregion

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This collection lists organisms that live within the Appalachian/Blue Ridge Forest ecoregion, an area covering 159,300 square kilometers from northeastern Alabama, through Georgia and up the mid-Atlantic states to central Pennsylvania. This region is generally composed of mixed oak forests at low elevations ( 1350m). The American chestnut was once a large part of the mixed oak communities before the introduction of Cryphonectria parasitica, the fungus responsible for the decline of the chestnut and the subsequent proliferation of a variety of deciduous trees.