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We will have to see for ourselves what old growth really is. On our journey, we will see numerous examples of old-growth attributes. We are going to the forests with the biggest trees we can find, and we are going to experience how full of life they are. But we are also going to look at the forests from the human perspective. We will discover who had the dream, who drew the line, who said “no” to the loggers.

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Although state boundaries are human-made political divisions and do not closely reflect the various forest bioregions, I have organized the blog by state to show that, no matter where you live in the East, there is an old- growth forest you can reach in a day. These are not excursions to the trackless wilderness; these are places almost anyone can go.

These are true stories. You may use them individually, as guides for places you’d like to visit, or take the whole journey with me from beginning to end. The astute reader will note that, as a result of organizing the chapters geographically, they are not in the order in which I visited the forests. If you would like to know the dates of my visits, I have included them in the reference notes, along with the Latin names of the species I discuss.

Some might wonder why I would want to share these places, why I would want to make it easier to find them. Besides the human instinct to share the best the world has to offer, I believe that, as more of us visit these places, more of us will understand what our landscape used to be, and more of us will make the effort to protect the ancient forests that remain. I want to see even more people out there on the shady paths, so more voices will speak out for the trees and the creatures that live among them.

Forests change even old-growth forests. On my journeys, I found myself hoping that we humans could change too, change in a way that would allow ancient trees to be a more common part of our landscape and make it even easier to walk among them.

Northwestern part of state, Winston County.

Mississippi Cities, Counties & Area Codes

City County Area Code
Natchez Adams 601
Corinth Alcorn 662
Liberty Amite 601
Kosciusko Attala 662
Ashland Benton 662
Cleveland Bolivar 662
Calhoun City Calhoun 662
Carrollton Carroll 662
Houston Chickasaw 662
Ackerman Choctaw 662
Port Gibson Claiborne 601
Quitman Clarke 601
West Point Clay 662
Clarksdale Coahoma 662
Crystal Springs Copiah 601
Collins Covington 601
Southaven DeSoto 662
Hattiesburg Forrest 601
Roxie Franklin 601
Lucedale George 601
Richton Greene 601
Grenada Grenada 662
Bay Saint Louis Hancock 228
Gulfport Harrison 228
Jackson Hinds 601
Lexington Holmes 662
Belzoni Humphreys 662
Mayersville Issaquena 662
Fulton Itawamba 662
Ocean Springs Jackson 228
Bay Springs Jasper 601
Fayette Jefferson 601
Prentiss Jefferson Davis 601
Laurel Jones 601
DeKalb Kemper 601
Oxford Lafayette 662
Hattiesburg Lamar 601
Meridian Lauderdale 601
Monticello Lawrence 601
Carthage Leake 601
Tupelo Lee 662
Greenwood Leflore 662
Brookhaven Lincoln 601
Columbus Lowndes 662
Madison Madison 601
Columbia Marion 601
Byhalia Marshall 662
Amory Monroe 662
Winona Montgomery 662
Philadelphia Neshoba 601
Newton Newton 601
Macon Noxubee 662
Starkville Oktibbeha 662
Batesville Panola 662
Picayune Pearl River 601
Beaumont Perry 601
McComb Pike 601
Pontotoc Pontotoc 662
Booneville Prentiss 662
Marks Quitman 662
Brandon Rankin 601
Forest Scott 601
Rolling Fork Sharkey 662
Magee Simpson 601
Taylorsville Smith 601
Wiggins Stone 601
Indianola Sunflower 662
Charleston Tallahatchie 662
Senatobia Tate 662
Ripley Tippah 662
Iuka Tishomingo 662
Tunica Tunica 662
New Albany Union 662
Tylertown Walthall 601
Vicksburg Warren 601
Greenville Washington 662
Waynesboro Wayne 662
Eupora Webster 662
Woodville Wilkinson 601
Louisville Winston 662
Water Valley Yalobusha 662
Yazoo City Yazoo 662

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