Hello again and an update to the Witness Tree post
to continue my passion for our trees, forests and woodlands!
I was looking to see if Vermont had any "old growth forests" and found quite a fascinating article on the subject. Albeit a tad long, I found it so captivating! I'm hoping to go to one or two of the areas when I come up in the fall with my arborist friends.....
https://www.vpr.org/post/does-vermont-h ... wth-forest
I've extrapolated from the article an incomplete list made of some of the patches of old growth forests in the state of Vermont and here they are: (Some of these sites are better-suited to visitors than others. Please do your research before taking a field trip!). You can find links in the above article link......
Austin Brook Area, Bread Loaf Wilderness, Green Mountain National Forest
Button Point Natural Area, Button Bay State Park, Ferrisburgh*
Cambridge Natural Area, Cambridge State Forest, Cambridge^
Camel's Hump Natural Area, Camel's Hump State Park^
The Cape Research Natural Area, Green Mountain National Forest, Goshen/Chittenden
Fisher-Scott Memorial Pines Natural Area, Arlington^
Gifford Woods State Park, Killington
Granville Gulf Spruce-Hemlock Stand, Granville Gulf Reservation, Granville^
Kingsland Bay Natural Area, Kingsland Bay State Park, Ferrisburgh*
Lake Carmi Bog Natural Area, Lake Carmi State Park, Franklin^
Lords Hill Natural Area, Groton State Forest, Marshfield^
Mt. Equinox, Taconic Range, Manchester
Mt. Mansfield & Bingham Falls, Mt. Mansfield State Forest*
Quechee Gorge, Quechee State Park, Quechee*
Roy Mountain Wildlife Area, Barnet^
Spectacle Pond Natural Area, Brighton State Park, Island Pond*
Vernon Black Gum Swamps, J. Maynard Miller Municipal Forest, Vernon*
Williams Woods Natural Area, Charlotte (The Nature Conservancy)*
Willmarth Woods at Snake Mountain, Addison (The Nature Conservancy)*
*Source: The Sierra Club Guide to the Ancient Forests of the Northeast, by Bruce Kershner & Robert T. Leverett
If anyone is interested in further discovery, here are some fascinating book links!
https://books.google.com/books/about/Th ... 6hQgAACAAJ
https://www.amazon.com/Among-Ancients-A ... 0983011109
https://www.amazon.com/Natures-Temples- ... 1604697288