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“I realize there’s something incredibly honest about trees in winter, how they’re experts at letting things go.”


i'm jenna. grad student. new york state. ecologist. naturalist. environmentalist. dog-lover. birder. nerd. i love procrastinating, science, music, nature, photography, interesting people, books, learning, astronomy, hiking, chocolate, peanut butter, tea, and coffee. i also love meeting new people, so say hello!

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An old-growth forest (also termed primary forest, virgin forest, primeval forest, late seral forest, or in Britain, ancient woodland) is a forest that has attained great age without significant disturbance, and thereby exhibits unique ecological features and in some cases may be classified as a climax community (depending on what model of succession you’re using). Old-growth features include diversity of tree-related structures that serve as diversified wildlife habitat that leads to higher bio-diversity of the forested ecosystem. Diversified tree structure includes multi-layered canopies and canopy gaps, high variance of tree heights and diameters, diversity of decaying classes and sizes of woody debris, and diversity of tree species. 

^Snags are also important components of old-growth forests as they provide habitat for forest fauna. 

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