Old-growth forests show what Michigan looked like before Paul Bunyan

posted on March 3, 2017 4:39pm

Most of Michigan's forests were cleared at some time during the late 1800s logging boom. (view larger image)
Most of Michigan's forests were cleared at some time during the late 1800s logging boom.

 

MSU Forestry Professor Emeritus Don Dickmann talks with Michigan Radio’s Stateside about the otherworldly aspects of old-growth forests.

In some parts of Michigan, there are forests that can take you back in time. Old-growth forests of towering trees offer a rare glimpse at what Michigan looked like before the logging boom of the late 1800’s. Read or listen to the full story at Michigan Radio.