Posted: Sun Oct 08, 2017 11:17 pm
by jcruddat
Thanks. My next target species for old age in Connecticut is probably going to be black gum (nyssa sylvatica) and then northern white-cedar (thuja arborvitae). I know that there at least a few black gum swamps with old growth characteristics and some swamps containing northern white-cedar (not sure if they are old growth). Since northern white-cedar are locally rare in Connecticut, I am not sure if there are any growing in the trap rock ridges or green mountains near Salisbury, CT. Perhaps they are all confined to only a few scattered northern white-cedar swamps.