New York sells its last old-growth sugar maple stand for timber

Stan Linhorst linhorst at dreamscape.com
Wed Nov 20 22:02:47 EST 1996


 According to the Syracuse Herald-Journal, New York state has auctioned
off its largest remaining forest of old-growth sugar maples, a stand of
trees up to 400 years old. The buyer wants to log the property for its
valuable timber. The forest is among the finest old-growth stands on the
East Coast, said
several forestry experts who examined the trees. "Certainly in New York
state we'll never see a maple forest like this again," said Andrew
Hillman, Ithaca's city forester.
 For the full story, check this URL:
http://www.syracuse.com/news/content/local/1120NTREE.L0.html
Stan Linhorst, http://www.syracuse.com



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