Saturday, February 9, 2008

TERRA — The Earth Renewal and Restoration Alliance

“Look deep, deep into nature, and you will understand everything.”
Albert Einstein
While the intent of this blog is to explore the Heritage Trees of Watauga County it is also intended to become an opportunity for discovery and awareness of the largest plants on the planet. Sometimes we must venture beyond our own back yard to discover an unknown Heritage.
I found the following to be an interesting website designed to share information about Champion Trees, Heritage Trees, Ancient Forests, and many other Tree and forest resources.
This website on Earth Restoration is an internet service of the New York Champion Tree Project, Inc. a not-for-profit, tax exempt, charitable corporation.

Ancient forests are a source of beauty, peace and inspiration Old growth is habitat for nature's greatest diversity of species These sylvan sanctuaries are rare and endangered We must find these magnificent natural resources, protect these unique ecological communities and restore more land to ancient forest condition.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

“We used to get excited about trees
that were 200 years old, but this has changed
our whole concept of what is old,” says Gary
Walker, a biologist at Appalachian State
University in Boone, North Carolina, whose
paper on 1000-year-old cedars on ledges
along the Obed River of eastern Tennessee is
in press at Southern Naturalist.