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Re: What our forests looked like...
From Other side of the tracks
That's right, but key word is hardwoods.
But in much of the state, the hardwoods are secondary growth.
Northern half of the state especially was mostly pine and hemlock.
Pat is correct. You can find that on wiki, tool
Eastern white pine forests originally covered much of northeastern North America. Only one percent of the old-growth forests remain after the extensive logging operations that existed from the 18th century into the early 20th century.
Lots of other useful info in that wiki page.
Troutbert, I believe your assessment of the first link in the OP is accurate. It was one small micro-sampling of a margin zone which is not indicative of the entire forest as implied in the title.
Posted on: 2/4 9:12
Edited by FarmerDave on 2014/2/4 9:30:56
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