Tuskegee National Forest

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Tuskegee National Forest History The 11,000 acres now known as the Tuskegee National Forest was originally a vast cotton field, home to sharecroppers. These sharecroppers planted cotton each year until the soil was no longer fit for yielding crops. This incidence caused the sharecroppers to relocate to Shorter, Alabama. This also allowed those same 11,000 acres to be established as the Tuskegee National Forest. Much of the forest is a lone leaf pine ecosystem that contains plants …

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…small to sell and simply leaving them on the forest floor. Not only can you find a numerous amount of trees residing in the forest, but a multitude of birds also occupy this space. These birds are referred to as neo tropical migrants, which include the oriole, cedar waxwings, robins, scarlet tanager, the indigo, and the painted birds. Tuskegee National Forest Bibliography Goodman, J.D., & Magno-Nara, R.(1975)Tuskegee History. 72, 922-928 Carter, George Washington(1945) Carter's Autobiography