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OLD GROWTH FOREST

Old-growth forest is one of the great natural wonders of Temagami. In 1988, the announcement of its presence in Temagami shook up the forest industry and started the snowball of public concern over the large issue of old-growth forest protection in eastern Canada. A chain of events led to some preservation of ancient forests. But in Temagami, as elsewhere, it remains threatened, primarily by logging.

What is old growth

Old growth is not just old trees but a diverse forest ecosystem, usually containing a mix of tree species, ages and stages old trees, standing snags, deadfalls, etc. Big, old spectacular trees easily catch our attention and that of the media, often fooling us into thinking that old growth is just old trees.

New species of old growth found, will be logged

Old-growth spruce and jack pine is found for first time in Temagami, but is also heading for the sawmill.

Myths 

Dispelling the many myths floating around.

   WEBSITE: Ancient Forest Exploration & Research 

B A C K G R O U N D

Wakimika Triangle Old Growth Pine

Environmental Conflict

Old Growth Definitions, First Step

 

THREAT

  Logging

 

OLD GROWTH FOUND IN TEMAGAMI

Black ash

Black spruce

Jack pine

Red pine

Sugar maple

White cedar

White pine

 

 

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