Are plants and wildlife affected by a forest’s size? The answer is yes. Large forests create unique conditions where a greater diversity of plants and animals can live. These areas of high quality habitat are called the interior forest.
Shape also affects how “big” the forest interior is. See how the shape affects the things:
Over the years, the Kerbel family watched their pond slowly build up with silt, reducing water levels and filling with plants. Through discussions with CVC staff, they learned that the pond wasn’t really as natural as they thought and began a restoration project.