In Search of Ancient Trees Hidden in Rhode Island's Canopy

Listen to the audio story WARWICK, R.I. — Last winter Nathan Cornell accidentally found himself 'walking into a different world,' one that isn't pr...

August 19, 2022
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Listen to the audio story WARWICK, R.I. — Last winter Nathan Cornell accidentally found himself 'walking into a different world,' one that isn't protected from human intervention. For the past two years, the University of Rhode Island graduate has been searching for old-growth forests in Rhode Island. He found one not far from his Warwick home. His hunt for old-growth forests led him and Rachel Briggs to found the Rhode Island Old Growth Tree Society, a nonprofit determined to locate, document, map, and advocate for the preservation of all remaining old-growth and emerging old-growth trees and forests in the state.

Frank Carini