Sunday, November 3, 2013

Harvard University's Landscape History of New England

As an addenda to the previous post about the tree cutting on Khandroling, the following link to Harvard University's Forestry pages with illustrated dioramas of the various stages of growth and regrowth offers lots of information that supports the necessity for our current strategy in tree cutting. This is especially true in regard to the proliferation of white pine on Khandroling which Rinpoche requested us to remove many years ago. 

In reading the Harvard report and looking at the dioramas of the forest stages of growth over the past couple hundred years, our own strategy is in keeping with the natural interactions between forest and human occupation typical of our landscape. 

Many thanks to Diane Sievers for locating this information online and sending us the link.

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