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Old 02-07-2021, 03:06 PM   #30
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After reading The Hidden Life of Trees and some related material, I wonder if a warning goes through the forest when I enter. Though I don't remove any trees (it's public land, not mine), I do trim some branches and have been expanding ski trails through areas of honeysuckle, grape vines, multiflora roses and other invasive species. Maybe the natives appreciate that. I'm also trying to line trails where invasives have been removed by planting natives that the deer won't eat.
The deer seem to be in favor of ski tracks, they can trample a perfectly cleared trail overnight.
The NY Times had an expansion of some of the material from The Hidden Life of Trees a few weeks back, seems there are more books on the way from researchers looking into these issues.
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