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(Not) Seeing the Forest For the Trees

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A mixed hardwood forest has oak, hickory, tulip poplar, and beech as well as a few remaining pioneer Virginia pines.
Sabri Ben-Achour
A mixed hardwood forest has oak, hickory, tulip poplar, and beech as well as a few remaining pioneer Virginia pines.

The first forests in our region are long gone. Even that giant tree in your backyard is probably just a few decades old. Environmental reporter Sabri Ben-Achour visits a stretch of woods in Western Fairfax County, to learn what happened to those very first forests... and see what’s growing now.

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