Old Growth

Friday, January 13, 2017

About 40 acres in our forest are difficult to get to -- there isn't a proper road and there are several wet spots that inhibit motorized access.

So its been left to grow on its own ... big hemlocks, towering white pine and red spruce along with majestic yellow birch, maple, oak and beech.  Plus logs in various stages of decay and a lush under-growth of lichens, mosses and ferns.

Its a magical spot.

I attended an excellent conference this fall to get a better understanding about what constitutes an 'Old Growth Forest'.  Turns out, there isn't a standard definition .

No closer to a label ... its still magical.

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