Archimedes Notebook: The Lost Forest

Archimedes Notebook

The Lost Forest (Phyllis Root and Betsy Bowen)

How do you lose a forest? Especially when trees are so tall you can’t see their tops. So big it takes two or more people holding hands to reach around. You’d think a forest of trees like that would be easy to find – but in 1882, in Minnesota, a survey crew lost an entire forest. It disappeared right off their maps! Great news for the trees – they kept right on growing. Great news for the other plants and the animals living in the forest – they kept on raising seeds and babies and continuing their community of life.


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