old growth

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forest or woodland having a mature or overly mature ecosystem more or less uninfluenced by human activity

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In addition to maximizing forest carbon benefits, old growth forests provide many other benefits.
Francis Elliott, Oregon's first state forester, warned of old growth depletion in the 1920s.
However, in the latter case, as with many other studies, second growth was not compared directly with old growth at the same time in the same test.
"People stick to the trails despite the tremendous use," he said, partly because visitors do not recognize the old growth or know its location.
In other parts of the country, less than one percent of Northeast forest is old growth, though mature forests that will become old growth in a few decades are more abundant.
of species) 19.6 (1.7)a 20.4 (1.7)a TABLE 5 Relative density of coarse woody debris (CWD) between south-facing and north-facing old growth ecosystems of southeastern Ohio.
Chimney Rock Park, NC Old Growth Forest Guided Hike: Nursery curator Ran Lance will take you off the trails to remote areas to learn about the ecology of an old-growth oak forest.
They say that this industry-backed certification process is not protecting endangered old growth forests.
On the northern rim of the Grand Canyon, the Kaibab Forest is an old growth forest, but because of the arid Southwest, the 100-year-old trees often are not much bigger than a foot in diameter.
National Forests, the forests of file Southeast, and old-growth forests in the Pacific Northwest." The campaign urges the company to phase out all paper made from old growth fiber, and to "make available paper made from agricultural fiber in all stores or other points of sale."
This September, the timber giant announced that it would no longer log old growth forests in the United States and would take steps to ensure its suppliers protect endangered trees as well.
"We are phasing out harvesting of old growth by 2004," Poore says.
Prior to the 1988 fires, according to Times reporter Jim Robbins, "Yellowstone was about 70 percent old growth or mature forest, and the fires burned off about a third of that." Moose were among the losers, since in winter they feed on the new growth of fir and spruce trees that spring up in old growth areas.
Old growth is found in nearly every state in the nation, ranging in size from several acres to well over 20 square miles.