Field Trip!

Field trips aren’t just for schoolchildren—foresters go on them too. Here are a few highlights from a recent trip to Harvard Forest in central Massachusetts.

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Our group took a tour around the forest, seeing the wide variety of forest research being done across the property.
This hemlock forest is beginning to decline due to damage from hemlock woolly adelgid, which is really sad.
This hemlock forest is beginning to decline due to damage from hemlock woolly adelgid, which is really sad.
This striped maple was teeming with samaras (or,
This striped maple was teeming with samaras. I’m not sure about you, but I called them “helicopter when I was eight.
We climbed this tower to learn about research in and above the forest canopy.
We climbed this tower to learn about research in and above the forest canopy.
Inside, the dioramas show the history of the landscape. They are amazingly detailed and realistic.
Inside, the dioramas show the history of the landscape. They are amazingly detailed.
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