Lessons from Europe’s Old-Growth Forests

Talking with Bill Keeton about the value of 
old growth
Bill keeton investigates a plant close up

Walking along a steep ridge, under large hemlock trees, 10 miles outside of Burlington, Vt.—Bill Keeton is worrying about Europe’s remaining old forests. He’s so concerned, in fact, that he and some colleagues wrote a letter to the journal Science—published this May—calling for rapid action to protect them. 

A professor of forest ecology and forestry in the Rubenstein School of...

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