Shredded remains of trees on the edge of a forest that was clear cut on Prince of Wales Island in the Tongass National Forest. At nearly 17 million acres, the Tongass rainforest is composed of considerable stands of old-growth forest, with some trees standing more than 800 years old.
Less than 5 percent of the entire Tongass is composed of high-volume old growth.
The biggest and best trees, the biological heart of the rainforest, has been cut—much of it for pulp.
- MELISSA FARLOW
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- Tongass National Geographic Magazine MM7258