Hemlocks Are Cool

There is more information about this topic in the resources shown below


> iNaturalist
The Krusch Preserve has been identified as a distinct mapped area for the iNaturalist program. It catalogs a growing list of species observed on the Preserve includes birds, wildflowers, fungi, and bees. The species (and their photos) reported so far can be found at this link.

iNaturalist is a social network of naturalists, citizen scientists, and biologists built on the concept of mapping and sharing observations of biodiversity across the globe. Amateurs can submit their photos and tentative identifications, which then must be confirmed by experts in each field: flowers, vegetation, birds, insects, etc.
Their app, used to identify wildlife, plants and fungi, can be found at this link

> Leafsnap, a tree identification phone app developed by Columbia University, the University of Maryland, and the Smithsonian Institution. It can be downloaded from this link.

> Jonathan’ Wood’s Forest Inventory Analysis for the preserve can be found at this link

> Adirondack Forever Wild provides more information about Eastern Hemlocks, and other trees, at this link.

> Go Botany Native Plants Trust provides a wealth of information on plants native to the northeast at this link.

> McClenaghan, Beverly on how trees communicate can be read at this link.

> Vermont’s Agency of Natural Resources, Department of Forests, Parks and Recreation overview of Vermont’s Forests is at this link.

> The Vermont Urban & Community Forestry Council has a guide to the top 9 tree species in Vermont at this link

> The Wikipedia page on Mycorrhiza is at this link


> Beresford-Kroeger, Diana. To Speak for the Trees
> Simard, Suzanne. Finding the Mother Tree
> Wohkeben, Peter. Hidden Life of Trees
> Wessels, Tom. Reading the Forested Landscape