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Western Log Home Supply's Blog – June 2009 Archive (1)

Paleobotany - How old is an old tree?

In the summer of 1968 I was working for the U.S. Forest Service in southeast Alaska, cruising potential timber sales. During these trips to the various islands, I came across active logging sites with the proliferation of freshly cut stumps. The growth rings on these stumps made me wonder just how old these “old growth” forests were.



Growth Rings in Living Trees



Sitka Spruce and Western Hemlock



In the spring of 1968 I had been on a forestry field… Continue

Added by Western Log Home Supply on June 22, 2009 at 10:30pm — No Comments

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