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75 Years of Duke Forest

Forest serves as valuable teaching and research lab, community resource
In these woods grow more than 900 plant species and more than 100 tree varieties – pine stands more than 120 years old and hardwood trees more than 200 years old. At any given time, more than 50 studies are underway, research ranging from plant succession and dynamics of southern forests to the interaction between forest ecosystems and human activity. Thousands of trees each year, both young and old, are harvested for paper pulp, oriented strand board, lumber, even telephone poles. Income from these timber management products supports the forest’s operating expenses.

News notes are courtesy of Southern Forests Network News Notes





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