A (rare) walk in the Primary forests of Porcupine Mountains Mi. (the U.P.)

OLD GROWTH FORESTS of Michigan: Hard to believe White Pine (P. strobus) and Canadian Hemock

(T. canadandensis) can attain girth age, and size!

Centuries old Canada Hemlock (Tsuga) in the ‘U.P.’ of Michigan.

trout streams meander

Massive white pine once occupied much of the upper Midwest. A high sought-after commodity for lumber and ship masts, they were felled in great numbers. Only a few areas harbor giants like this monster I came upon on the trail, perched high above a ravine and stream below.

teeming with organisms, an entire universe within this very old fallen tree

the importance of leaving fallen trees, and debris in the forest to replenish.

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