Second Growth Forest Historical

Second Growth Forest Historical (HM1V1B)

Location: Smithsburg, MD 21783 Frederick County
Country: United States of America

N 39° 37.836', W 77° 28.073'

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· Tree age: 100 years old, or less
· Dominant tree types: Oak and hickoryThe Benefits of TreesPrior to the area being protected the 1930s, trees were routinely cut for farming, timberingand to make charcoal for the Catoctin Iron Furnace. As a result, the baremountain slopes deposited excess sediment into streams, killing fish and other aquaticlife. By allowing the land to reforest, this type of excess soil erosion - and consequent flooding - is prevented. Mature trees also provide food and shelter for wildlife, protectdrinking water and produce oxygen.For more information on Maryland's forests, use a Smartphone to scan this QR code
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HM NumberHM1V1B
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Friday, October 14th, 2016 at 1:01am PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 288199 N 4389669
Decimal Degrees39.63060000, -77.46788333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 37.836', W 77° 28.073'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 37' 50.16" N, 77° 28' 4.38" W
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Area Code(s)301, 240
Closest Postal AddressAt or near Lower Trail - Red Blaze, Smithsburg MD 21783, US
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