BY NATALIE CLEAVITT
ILLUSTRATED BY MARJORIE LEGGITT
Old-time New England foresters coined the term “wolf tree” for trees they saw as having the ability to “eat” the sun and nutrients and prevent the growth of other trees. Today, however, we understand how wolf trees benefit wildlife. Join Aurora and Orion as they search for a wolf tree in the in the 3,160 hectare Hubbard Brook Experimental Forest in the White Mountains of New Hampshire, looking for such clues as a large trunk, low branches, wildlife activity, and nearby smaller trees.
Supplemental teaching materials and other resources are available on the Hubbard Brook Ecosystem Study web site.