A maritime forest is a coastal wooded area and is usually on higher ground. They are mostly found on barrier islands. Since they are on the coast there is a lot of wind and sun and in addition a lot of salt sprays onto it from the ocean water. Plants that live there are very hardy. Roots of trees are very deep in order to keep them rooted in danger of strong winds from the ocean. There are a lot of evergreens and oak that grow in maritime forests.
There is also a lot of wildlife that lives in these forests. Some of the wildlife include whitetail deer, rabbits and fox.