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2011-04-04 09:38:14

Trees are outstanding historians. In fact, scientists dating back to Leonardo da Vinci recognized the value of trees. While others had figured out that you could determine the age of a tree by counting its growth rings, da Vinci went beyond that basic knowledge. "He was a genius and realized also that the width of those growth rings carried information about the environmental conditions during each year the rings were formed," says David Stahle, director of the Tree Ring Laboratory at the...

2009-07-01 01:06:32

Researchers say baldcypress trees in central Texas provide a record of past weather and clues to the region's future. Malcolm Cleaveland of the University of Arkansas and his team have been taking cores from the trees that show the rings, the Austin American-Statesman reported Tuesday. Each ring represents a year in the tree's life, with thin ones being years of drought and thicker ones those when rainfall was more plentiful. The tree rings give you a perspective you can't get in any other...

2008-09-28 12:00:21

By MARY REID BARROW By Mary Reid Barrow Correspondent A tall bald cypress tree is king of our North End street. It looms over the road from a yard that's on one of the few hills to be found in low-lying Virginia Beach. Actually an ancient sand dune, the hill has been tamed into a lawn and it rises several feet above the street. The tree's roots are spread out in the sandy soil of the old dune. Swampland, normally the bald cypress tree's habitat, is miles away. But our neighborhood...


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Apalachicola National Forest
2013-11-01 10:37:21

The Apalachicola National Forest is the largest U.S. National Forest within the state of Florida. It encompasses 632,890 acres and is the only national forest located in the Florida Panhandle. The National Forest provides water and land-based outdoors activities such as swimming, hiking, hunting, fishing, horse-back riding, and off-road ATV usage. The forest contains two Wilderness Areas: Bradwell Bay Wilderness Area and Mud Swamp/New River Wilderness. There are also several special...

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