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Paxton Soil Series

Massachusetts State Soil

Kettlebrook Reservoir near Paxton, Massachusetts; photo by kfergos on Flickr (noncommercial use permitted with attribution / share alike).

Official State Soil of Massachusetts

Massachusetts designated the Paxton soil series as the official state soil in 1990. All State Soils

Uses for Paxton Soils

Many areas with Paxton soils are cleared and used for cultivated crops or pasture; some areas are used for community development, and some areas are wooded. Common trees found thriving on Paxton soils are red, white, and black oak; hickory; sugar maple; red maple; gray and black birch; eastern white pine; and eastern hemlock.