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Hathaway Forest

"How I Acquired a Forest"

This inspiring essay and photos were submitted by a Land Trust supporter who asked to be identified as “RA.”

I wince every time I see redwood forests cut down when I know their natural life cycle should reach more than 2,000 years. The giant, ancient trees growing in Mendocino County in the 1800s are largely gone, replaced by second and third-growth younger forests. What if we allowed more of those trees to grow back to their full potential?

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