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New Harvard Forest Publication: Irreplaceable Eastern Hemlock Habitat

Monday, September 1, 2008
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If you have ever ventured into the midst of an eastern hemlock-dominated forest, you may sense that you entered a special place. The stately, long-lived conifers with drooping, dark green branches aligned in a pyramidal shape, create an environment that is deeply shaded and cooler than surrounding woodlands. These conditions strongly influence wildlife and nearby streams. Harvard Forest Forest Ecologist David Orwig discusses the importance and influence of the Eastern Hemlock in the Massachusett's Chapter of the Sierra Club newsletter.

Orwig, D.A., 2008. Eastern Hemlock: Irreplaceable Habitat. Sierran. pp. 3,5. 

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