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Vegetation of the Pre-settlement Forest of Northern New England

The lotting surveys from northern New England and New York provide a unique opportunity to derive quantitative documentary evidence on past forests. Due to the distinctive “proprietory town” land tenure system, northern New England has an extensive and virtually untapped archive of land division surveys done prior to settlement. Join historian Charlie Cogbill as he talks about his ongoing research to determine historic markers (witness trees) that occur in our landscape. Free.