Holbrook Hollows Habitats
History of this land indicates that much of this property was cleared of trees throughout the early 20th century. Farming was limited to the northwestern extremes and involved only a few farm fields.
Mature forest communities dominate (93.2 acres), much of it estimated to be 75 to 100 years old, mostly beech-sugar maple forest, followed by old fields (16.9 acres) and wetlands such as mixed emergent marches, swamp forests and sedge-grass meadows (10.5 acres). These sensitive wetland areas and their associated tributaries are the most unique habitats at Holbrook Hollows.
Also found on this property are about 14,4000 feet of tributaries to the Aurora Branch of the Chagrin River. Many of Holbrook Hollows’ headwater streams and associated wetlands provide key bufferings between surrounding human land use and the Chagrin River.