View of Balsam Cone and...

View of Balsam Cone and sister peaks along the Black Mountain crest.


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rokaj - Nov 12, 2004 1:53 am - Hasn't voted


Nice sorroudings. I like this more than rocks. Are these forests healthy, without deseas? REgards ROK


BobSmith - Nov 12, 2004 6:35 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Forest

As you may know, the balsam forests on the peaks of the Black Mountains were all but destroyed in the past couple of decades by the ravages of acid rain and introduced insect pests. But the seedlngs have come back and do not, so far, seem to be suffering from the effects that killed their recent ancestors. The groves are doing well and many of the trees are now fifteen to twenty feet tall and are slowly swallowing up the dead trunks of the old forest. Once again, the Black Mountains are black.

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