detailed support information - vegetation

DOMINANT VEGETATION

Which vegetation type is dominant within the map unit? Select one. 
Dominance is based on height and density of branches and foliage. This means if shrubs and trees appear to be of equal density, trees would be the dominant type. Similarly, if shrubs and grasses appear to be of equal density, shrubs would be the dominant type over grasses. The specific shrub and tree height ranges in the responses  are based on ecological literature.

No vegetation present
Only aquatic vegetation present
No living plants or plant life is present. Only emergent, submergent, or floating mat vegetation is present.
Moss/lichen
Non-woody, soft and green stemmed plants
Moss is a type of green plant with very small leaves and no flowers that grows on rocks, bark or wet ground. Lichen is plantlike vegetation made up of an alga and a fungus growing together on a solid surface. Vegetation with soft and green stems that are not woody, also known as herbaceous vegetation, including grasses, flowering annuals, and herblike plants.
Low shrub (<1.8’)
Medium shrub (1.8’-6.5’)
Woody plant with several permanent stems less than 3 inches in diameter arising from or near the ground, shorter than 1.8 feet. Woody plant with several permanent stems less than 3 inches in diameter arising from or near the ground, between 1.8 feet and 6.5 feet in height.
Tall shrub (>6.5’)
Seedling (<1” DBH)
Woody plant with several permanent stems less than 3 inches in diameter arising from or near the ground, taller than 6.5 feet. Trees with DBH less than 1 inch.
DBH: Diameter Breast Height, a standard measurement of tree trunk diameter measured at chest height
Tree: woody plant with a fixed central trunk of at least one inch DBH, has a distinct mass of foliage, and mature height of at least 13 feet.
Sapling/pole (1”-9” DBH)