Thursday, October 08, 2015

Big Old Trees

Washington, Connecticut

All of southern New England has been lumbered off twice since the Colonial era. Pictures from the late 19th century show the hills and valleys of Washington, CT, completely clearcut except for lines of trees left as windbreaks or scattered specimens left to provide shade near buildings. These two old trees in the lower section of Steep Rock Preserve are about as big as you find in the third-growth woods here.

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