Friday, July 10, 2020
EST 2019

Category: CLIMATE

Most of B.C.’s massive old trees are ghosts, existing only on paper

Most of British Columbia’s old-growth forests of big trees live only on maps, and what’s left on the ground is fast disappearing, a team of independent scientists has found.

A recent report revealed the amount of old-growth forest still standing in the province has been overestimated by more than 20% and most of the last of what’s left is at risk of being logged within the next 12 years.

In the report, the scientists revealed most of the forest counted as old growth by the province is actually small alpine or boggy forest. It’s old — but the trees are not the giants most people think of when they are referring to old growth.

By Forestry Times , in CLIMATE US , at June 16, 2020