Old Growth Trees

There are around 8,000,000,000 trees in Pennsylvania covering over 16,000,000 acres, but only .06% of that contain trees predating the 20th century. Either through early colonization or the later boom-and-bust cycles much of the old-growth forests no longer remain, but we have pockets of theses ancient trees right here in our backyard. Explore some of these sylvan sanctuaries and discover what Pennsylvania was like before people.

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Leaf Printing

Leaf Printing

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Alan Seeger

Step back in time through the preserved old-growth trees.

Alan Seeger Natural Area

Huntingdon, PA 16652, USA

Black Moshannon State Park

Guests can utilize any of the park’s multiple trails to adventure along one of the coolest spots in Pennsylvania.

Black Moshannon State Park

4216 Beaver Rd, Philipsburg, PA 16866, USA

This project was financed in part by a grant from the Community Conservation Partnerships Program, using Environmental Stewardship Funds, under the administration of the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, Bureau of Recreation and Conservation and the generous support of Mount Nittany Health and the Hamer Foundation.

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