Woody Species

Most of the woody species BTNEP selects for grow out and use in our restoration projects are selected for use in maritime forest restoration projects we are implementing on our barrier islands and on ridge restoration projects along our coast. These same species are also utilized for projects further inland as they are all beneficial to the Neotropical migratory songbirds utilizing the Mississippi Flyway each spring and fall.

Woody species utilized for maritime forest and forest restoration projects:

o Live oak (Quercus virginiana)
o Red mulberry (Morus rubra)
o Yaupon (Illex vomitoria)
o Hackberry (Celtis laevigata)
o Wax myrtle (Myrica cerifera)
o American beautyberry (Callicarpa americana)
o Honey locust (Gleditsia triacanthos)
o Persimmon (Diospyros virginiana)
o Hercules club (Zanthoxylum clava-herculis)
o Roughleaf dogwood (Cornus drumondii)
o Sand live oak (Quercus geminata)

Woody species utilized for barrier island and salt marsh restoration including ridges utilizing saline sediments:

o Black mangrove (Avicennia germinans)
o Salt matrimonyvine (Lycium carolinianum)