Learn About the Oldest Trees in Eastern North America
Dr. Dave Stahle talks about old growth trees and climate change
Durham | June 13, 2011
When: Thursday, June 16, 4:00 PM
Where: North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences, 11 West Jones Street, Raleigh NC 27601
When: Friday, June 17, 7:00 PM
Where: Cape Fear River Watch, 617 Surry Street, Wilmington NC 28401-5041
(RSVP to https://www.z2systems.com/np/clients/cfrw/event.jsp?event=22)
When University of Arkansas Professor Dr. David Stahle came to North Carolina’s Black River in the early 1980s, he was looking for old-growth trees which could reveal clues to past climate conditions. What he discovered were the oldest trees in Eastern North America. Taking small cores with an increment borer, Stahle’s team determined several Black River bald cypress trees to be as old as the Roman Empire.
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