You may notice that on this trail many of the trees have been harvested. The purpose of this practice is to open up the tree canopy to allow for new growth to occur. Forestry experts identified which trees where to be cut down. Their aim was to increase biodiversity of the forest.
Birch trees were targeted due to their over abundance and ability to regrow quickly.
Oak trees were passed over due to their slow growth.
Maple trees where also passed over due to their old growth.
About lacawac sanctuary
Lacawac Sanctuary Field Station and Environmental Education Center is an independent, non-profit, environmental education organization located on the shore of Lake Wallenpaupack in the Northern Poconos. We operate solely on program fees, memberships, sponsorships, grants and private donations from people like you