Naturalist Bruce Kershner's daughter peering out from under
a 450-year-old yellow birch on Ampersand Mountain.
Adirondacks are home to some of the East's largest old growth
forests. Martha Foley talks with naturalist Bruce Kershner,
who spent part of this summer finding the towering trees.
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more information on Adirondack old growth forest, e-mail
Folwell at Adirondack Life recommends the following
sources for more information on Adirondack old growth:
Barbara McMartin's The Great Forest of the Adirondacks
(North Country Books, 1994) explains the how, where and why
of old-growth timber, hardwoods and softwoods, although it
predates the 1995 microburst that destroyed white pines in
Five Ponds Wilderness Area. Two key Adirondack Life
stories are "The Road Less Traveled," a driving
tour on the Powley-Piseco Road through wonderful old growth,
in the 1993 Annual Guide, and "The Original
Woods," a feature by Barbara McMartin in August 1994."
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