Historic Trees Aren't Gone... They're in your Barn!

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Recently, Dr. Christy Rollinson from The Morton Arboretum and I collected core samples from timbers in the Greene Farm Barn at the Greene Valley Forest Preserve in DuPage County. This recently refurbished structure is partially composed of hand-hewn oak timbers. and will hopefully help us understand more about historic forest conditions before intensive European settlement.

Our adventures were covered by Bernie Tafoya from WBBM and Forest Preserve District of DuPage County.