Essay by Anonymous UserCollege, UndergraduateB+, April 1997

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Recently, the Northwood High school 's Advance Biology class took a

survey of the Eastern Hemlocks in the Totagatic Highlands around Frog Creek.

From the trees surveyed there was seventy-one point seven percent living and

twenty-eight point three percent dead. Which is a very good ratio. So far the

D.N.R. are doing a good job with this unique forest.

The Eastern Hemlock of the Totagatic Highlands are in good shape as of

this vary moment. But there is going to be a few actions taken to keep it looking

beautiful for years to come. After looking at my data that me and my fellow class

mates collected. There is a problem that pops right out. By looking at my bar

graph "Living and dead trees by size" for some odd reason most of the dead trees

are between the size of one hundred and fifty-one to two hundred circumference

in cm.

What is causing all of these healthy trees, that are suppose to live thousands

of years, to die at a early age? Do the trees need to be cut down at a certain

height and circumference? These are a few of the questions we ask our selves.

If they do decide to cut some of the trees down it will be a challenge to

grow new trees senesce white tail deer like to feed on young little saplings. But I

do think that it can be done by using a fence to keep deer out until they reach a

certain height.

Even though there are probably not that many people interested in the

hemlocks of Totagatic Highlands because of no commercial use. They should

look on the side of beauty and wildlife. Any good bird watcher will tell you how

important trees are to the hobby and...