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.