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Old 12-30-2016, 04:52 PM   #2
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Very interesting article. The western edge of the Niagara Escarpment is not too far from where I live, about 40 miles as the crow flies. It contains some very unique habitats. Here's a little more information on the escarpment and the old growth trees:
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About the time Michelangelo was sculpting in Italy, a white cedar tree took root in a fissure of the Niagara Escarpment in Door County near what would be called Sven's Bluff centuries later. Today, though it lacks the stature of Michelangelo's "David," that cedar still clings twisted and sculpted by nature to the dolomite cliff where it rooted 500 years ago. It is one of thousands across the U.S. and Canada comprising a vertical forest, the most extensive old-growth forest east of the Rockies.
Vertically inclined -- Wisconsin Natural Resources magazine -- December 2005

Door county is the little thumb that extends into Lake Michigan on the northeastern edge of Wisconsin.
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