Juneau Nature

Natural & cultural history of Juneau & Southeast Alaska

Juneau Nature - Natural & cultural history of Juneau & Southeast Alaska

Community Landmark Trees

Community Landmark Trees

In Ketchikan, Petersburg, Sitka, and Kake, we’ve described big-tree forests easily reached on trails. These forest walks are already known and loved by residents. While these Community Landmark Tree forests might not score as high as our remote LT sites, they’re perfect places to learn about Alaska’s giant spruce forest. Armed with detailed maps in our guide booklets, you can locate individual trees, learn their ages, physical dimensions, and responses to past windstorms, floods or handlogging. Discussion of streamside or riparian understory flora and fauna explains why we’ve come to feel that the association of spruce, salmon, bear, eagle, devil’s club and alluvium defines the core terrestrial community on the Tongass.

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Community Landmark Trees site at Hamilton Bay south of Kake

Download interpretive booklets for Community Landmark Tree sites:

pdf-logo Gavan Hill Forest, Sitka

pdf-logo Hamilton Bay Forest, Kake

pdf-logo Ohmer Creek Forest, Petersburg

pdf-logo Ward Creek Forest, Ketchikan