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Ghost Forest

Snapshot: Ghost Forest

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Vicki Hertzberg
by Vicki Hertzberg on Dec 06, 2011
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After the Alaskan earthquake in the 60's, there were shifts in the water tables, such that flora that previously grew in areas of sweet water suffered from intrusion of salt water. This caused many trees to die, all over the state. But because of the salt intrusion, the wood is well-preserved. Such ghost forests are found all over the state of Alaska, and it is illegal to destroy them.

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