• <p>Paper birch autumn leaves, bracts, and seeds in a rain puddle. Photos by Susan C. Morse.</p>

    A Seed’s Promise

    by Susan C. Morse | January 18th 2017
    Halfway up the mountain, along a trace of a road long gone back to woods, there was…
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Besides tree type and climate conditions, the biggest factor in how long a piece of wood takes to decompose is length, with shorter log segments breaking down faster.
—Rebecca Heisman, “When a Tree Falls in a Forest," Northern Woodlands Winter 2015