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Mid-Coast Audubon Series: The Oldest Trees in North America
Thursday, September 16 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Mid-Coast Audubon and the Camden Public Library will host a photographic journey across North America to see the oldest trees and forests. The armchair adventure will begin high up in the White Mountains of California, where we will learn about 5,000-year-old Bristlecone Pines. We’ll gain a better understanding of how some trees can live for thousands of years. Our journey then takes us to see other trees, including Whitebark and Foxtail Pines, which can live for over 2,000-years. We will then travel to North Carolina’s blackwater swamps to see 2,600-year-old Bald Cypress, and on to Ontario learn about 1,600-year-old Northern White Cedar trees. We will visit the Fish Lake National Forest in Utah to learn about the estimated 8,000-year old Pando Aspen clone. We won’t forget the recently discovered “oldest fossil forest” (globally) — the 386-million-year-old Cairo, New York fossil forest. We will finish in New Hampshire, where we will learn about the oldest broad-leaf tree in North America, the Black Gum.
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Our presenter, David Govatski, is a forester and environmental consultant who worked for the U.S. Forest Service for more than thirty years. He has conducted forest inventories, developed and supervised forest management plans, and written assessments of the environmental impact of forest plans and policies. From his base in New Hampshire, he conducts field inventories and prepares management plans for endangered plant and animal species. He is also a professional trip leader and leads canoeing, birding, and hiking expeditions throughout the United States and Canada.