Ancient Forests to Modern City  

TOPIC: Ancient Forest to Modern City

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Date: Tues, Feb 5 2008 6:18 pm
From: "Edward Frank"

Ancient Forest to Modern City: Mapping Landscape Change in the United States


“Wow, that’s a beautiful tree.” Louis Steyaert has his head tipped back to make out the outline of the autumn leaves that cling to the uppermost branches of the giant tulip poplar. Tens of meters overhead, the trunk splits, the two branches racing towards a clear November sky. “How old do you think it is?” Steyaert asks, turning to his colleague, forest ecologist Robert Knox, who is respectfully considering the tree. Leaves crunch as Knox steps forward and embraces the mossy bark, his arms spanning perhaps two-thirds of the massive trunk.



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Date: Tues, Feb 5 2008 9:28 pm
From: James Parton


This one was very informative. The forests were seen to return some
between 1920 and 1992. I just wonder what the next 50 years will look
like, with all the development and urbanization? Man will certainly
affect the climate by affecting his environment.