For millennia, Eastern Hemlock trees have created irreplaceable forest habitat across New England.
Harvard Forest director David Foster tours viewers around a conserved hemlock forest and stream at the Harvard Forest in Petersham, Mass. He describes how Eastern Hemlocks are a foundation of this forest and help to maintain the watershed.
This video is part of a series featuring Eastern Hemlock trees—their history and ongoing decline—produced, directed, filmed and edited by Roberto Mighty, in conjunction with a new book by Harvard Forest scientists, Hemlock: A Forest Giant on the Edge (April 2014, Yale U. Press): http://harvardforest.fas.harvard.edu/....