Please Join the Native Tree Society, Friends of Allegheny Wilderness, and Allegheny Oufitters for a presentation on the Big Trees of the Allegheny Islands Wilderness!
When: Saturday, February 16th, 2013, 11:00 a.m.
Where: Allegheny Outfitters, 430 Pennsylvania Avenue West, Warren, Pennsylvania, 16365
Free and open to the public!
Once an area of Eastern second or third growth forestland is set aside for preservation, and all overt management activities are eliminated from that area in perpetuity -- such as by designating portions of the Allegheny National Forest as wilderness areas under the Wilderness Act of 1964 -- massive individual trees, later-successional forests, and old-growth forests will ultimately emerge with time through the inevitable process of natural succession. These remarkable tree specimens will be a tremendous natural legacy for future generations of people and wildlife alike to benefit from.
On Saturday, February 16th, 2013, at 11:00 a.m. the Native Tree Society, Friends of Allegheny Wilderness, and Allegheny Outfitters are sponsoring Ed Frank of the Native Tree Society presenting the findings if his organization's report, Trees and Forests of the Allegheny River Islands Wilderness and Nearby Islands. Below please find a link to this recently published report (15.8 MB document). Also included in the report is an extensive section on the logging history of the region.
The Native Tree Society is one of the many local, regional, statewide, and national organizations that have formally endorsed the Citizens' Wilderness Proposal for Pennsylvania's Allegheny National Forest.
Native Tree Society online: http://www.nativetreesociety.org
Trees and Forests of the Allegheny River Islands Wilderness and Nearby Islands
By Edward Frank, Dale Luthringer, Carl Harting, and Anthony Kelly
Native Tree Society Special Publication Series: Report #10
This report compiles the results as of December 2011 for the ongoing project of documenting forests and trees of the islands of the Allegheny River Island Wilderness and nearby islands in the middle Allegheny River in north central Pennsylvania. The islands included in this report are located in a stretch extending from the Buckaloons Recreation Area, seven miles downstream of Warren, Pennsylvania through Holeman Island, four miles downstream of Tionesta, Pennsylvania. This includes all of the islands in the Allegheny River Islands Wilderness, a number of forest service islands, and several private islands. Major islands investigated among others include, Crull's Island, Thompson's Island, Courson Island, Hemlock Island, King Island, Baker Island, and Holeman Island. At the present time some of the islands have been visited multiple times by groups of people, while others have seen only a quick scouting survey, or have not yet been visited.