Buried Leaves Reveal Precolonial Eastern U.S. Forests

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Buried Leaves Reveal Precolonial Eastern U.S. Forests

Post by edfrank » Wed Nov 13, 2013 10:06 pm

Buried Leaves Reveal Precolonial Eastern U.S. Forests and Guide Stream Restoration

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/20 ... 182545.htm
Nov. 13, 2013 — Sediment behind milldams in Pennsylvania preserved leaves deposited just before European contact that provide a glimpse of the ancient forests, according to a team of geoscientists, who note that neither the forests nor the streams were what they are today
http://www.plosone.org/article/info%3Ad ... ne.0079317

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Re: Buried Leaves Reveal Precolonial Eastern U.S. Forests

Post by Larry Tucei » Fri Nov 15, 2013 4:04 pm

Ed- This is a fantastic article thanks for sharing. The Forests of today are much different than pre- European. This study shows how a disturbance can make and what the consequences are. Just like our southern Forest were covered in perhaps 20-30 million acres of Long Leaf Pine. Larry

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