Videos of Old-Growth Oak Forest on Holston Mountain, TN

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#11)  Re: Videos of Old-Growth Oak Forest on Holston Mountain, TN

Postby Ranger Dan » Sun May 12, 2013 11:01 am

Hat's off to you, Josh.  You're a good man.

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#12)  Re: Videos of Old-Growth Oak Forest on Holston Mountain, TN

Postby Ashe County » Mon Jul 01, 2013 4:04 pm

good work Josh.  hopefully a "save" that will last.

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#13)  Re: Videos of Old-Growth Oak Forest on Holston Mountain, TN

Postby Neil » Tue Jul 02, 2013 9:23 am

nice find, Josh - looking to hear how old those trees are!

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#14)  Re: Videos of Old-Growth Oak Forest on Holston Mountain, TN

Postby Josh Kelly » Wed Jul 03, 2013 10:52 am

Neil,

I didn't end up doing much age work there, but finding trees in the 250 age range is easy in that area.  If looking for a dendro site for oaks or mesophytic species like birch, maple, ash, or poplar, Holston Mountain is an incredible site.  About 400 acres of old-growth has been documented on Holston Mountain to date, and I'm positive that is just the beginning of a significant area of primary forest.  The work done by the early Forest Service to acquire these last vestiges of primary forest in the Appalachians is truly incredible.  Equally incredible is that society at large is basically unaware of the amazing legacy we have been given in our public lands.  

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