Reference Article

from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Old growth forest

Old growth forest, sometimes called late seral forest or ancient forest or primary forest is an area of forest that has attained great age and exhibits unique biological features.

Old growth forests typically contain large live trees, large dead trees (sometimes called "snags"), and large logs.

Note: This article excerpts material from the Wikipedia article "Old growth forest", which is released under the GNU Free Documentation License.

See the following related content on ScienceDaily:


Related Videos

last updated on 2014-11-29 at 2:15 am EST

World-Beating Forest Fire Detector

World-Beating Forest Fire Detector

Deutsche Welle (July 23, 2013) A camera attached to a cell phone mast in the middle of a forest, rotating automatically and capturing over 100 images every six seconds. It monitors changes in movement, brightness and structures to detect smoke, and registers the first indications of a forest fire.
Powered by NewsLook.com
Can Labels Stop the Rapid Loss of Rainforests?

Can Labels Stop the Rapid Loss of Rainforests?

Deutsche Welle (Aug. 19, 2013) "Forest certification could be a very strong tool in the avoidance of illegal logging." says Ulrich Bick, an expert on sustainable forest management at the Hamburg Institute for World Forestry.
Powered by NewsLook.com
Biological Diversity: The Primeval Forest of Biaowieza

Biological Diversity: The Primeval Forest of Biaowieza

Deutsche Welle (Oct. 22, 2012) Biaowieza is Europe's last primeval forest. Located in eastern Poland, this national park is home to many endangered species - like the European bison. The Biaowieza Forest has been in existence for over 10-thousand years yet remains virtually unspoiled. This led UNESCO to declare it a World Natural Heritage Site in 1979.
Powered by NewsLook.com
Romania Hopes to Curb Massive Deforestation

Romania Hopes to Curb Massive Deforestation

AFP (Feb. 28, 2014) Deforestation is spreading at an alarming rate in South-Eastern Europe, a region hosting vast old-growth forests and home to thousands of bears, wolves and lynx. Duration: 02:35 Video provided by AFP
Powered by NewsLook.com

Related Stories


Share This



Search ScienceDaily

Number of stories in archives: 140,361

Find with keyword(s):
Enter a keyword or phrase to search ScienceDaily for related topics and research stories.

Save/Print:
Share:

Breaking News:
from the past week

In Other News

... from NewsDaily.com

Science News

Health News

Environment News

Technology News



Save/Print:
Share:

Free Subscriptions


Get the latest science news with ScienceDaily's free email newsletters, updated daily and weekly. Or view hourly updated newsfeeds in your RSS reader:

Get Social & Mobile


Keep up to date with the latest news from ScienceDaily via social networks and mobile apps:

Have Feedback?


Tell us what you think of ScienceDaily -- we welcome both positive and negative comments. Have any problems using the site? Questions?
Mobile: iPhone Android Web
Follow: Facebook Twitter Google+
Subscribe: RSS Feeds Email Newsletters
Latest Headlines Health & Medicine Mind & Brain Space & Time Matter & Energy Computers & Math Plants & Animals Earth & Climate Fossils & Ruins