Fall 2016 Newsletter for
the Old-Growth Forest Network

Dear Supporters of the Old-Growth Forest Network,

We are now ten months into 2016! If you haven’t made your annual gift I hope you will consider doing so now by visiting this link: Donate

Coming Up:
I will soon be leaving for a series of fall talks, walks and dedications in Virginia, New York, Delaware, Ohio and Maryland. The schedule is below and on our events page, please join me if you can. We have just ended another great summer for the Old-Growth Forest Network – there are now 58 forests in the Network in 15 states. Indiana and Kentucky are our newest state additions. (Visit our website to see them all.) .  I will be dedicating four more when I am in Ohio!

Fall 2016 Schedule of Talks, Walks and Dedications
Thursday, October 6, 7pm:  Speaking to the Pocahontas Chapter of the Virginia Native Plant Society at the Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden in Richmond, VA.  For more information visit the chapter and state websites.

Friday, October 7, 7pm: Speaking at the Whallonsburg Grange 1610 NYS Route 22, Whallonsburg, NY 12936.  For more information contact Jamie Phillips: (518) 962-4762 or
Thursday, October 13, 7pm: Speaking at Prime Hook National Wildlife Refuge, 11978 Turkle Pond Road, Milton, DE,  as part of their monthly Prime Hook Lecture Series  302 684 8419
Sunday, October 16, 10 am: Forest Tours of Candidate Forests, Fairfield County, OH.  For more information contact
Sunday, October 16, 1:30pm: Hocking County:  Dedication of Camp Oty’Okwa Old-Growth Forest followed by a short hike.  If you would like to attend please RSVP to Cathy Knoop, Directions to the camp are found here:   The contact phone on site is 740-385-5279.
Monday, October 17, 2:00pm:  Richland County: Dedication of Hammon Woods followed by a short hike - our 60th forest to be included in the Network! If you would like to attend please RSVP to Eric Miller via email at Eric will provide a map and directions to those who contact him.  He will also help to arrange car-pooling from Mansfield or from Bellville. 
Tuesday, October 18, 10:00 am: Ashland County: Dedication of Crall Woods at Pine Hill Park. Location: 263 Twp. Rd. 1601  Greenwich, Ohio. The entrance to the parking area is less than 500 ft. south (on the left) after turning south on US 224 onto Twp. Rd. 1601.  Please contact Angelo Leonetti, Park Manager, 330-590-0721 for more information.
Tuesday, October 18: Wayne County: Forest Tours of Candidate Forests. Please contact for more information.
Thursday, October 20:  Speaking at the Central Ohio Urban Forestry Conference at Denison University.  To attend, registration is required by October 11. Contact Lisa Bowers, ODNR Urban Forestry- 614-670-2626 or email for information.
Friday, October 21, 10:00 am: Licking County: Dedication of Flint Ridge Ancient Quarries and Nature Preserve followed by a short hike. The dedication will take place at 15300 Flint Ridge Road, Glenford, Ohio 43739.  All are welcome.  Contact:  Tim Jordan, .  The phone is 800-283-8707 or 740-787-2476. 
Wednesday, October 26, 2:00pm: Speaking at Adkins Arboretum, 12610 Eveland Road, Ridgely, MD. For more information go here.
Wednesday, November 2, 3:30pm:  Speaking at the NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Colloquium at the Goddard Campus, Building 3 Auditorium in Greenbelt, MD.  If interested in attending please contact Dave Thompson at (301) 286-8168 one week in advance to assure access, government id will be needed. 

Planning Ahead for 2017
Wednesday, February 22, 7:00 pm: Speaking at Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University, 125 Arborway, Boston, MA 02130. For more information go here.

Please Note: All dedications will happen rain or shine, but the decision to hike or not will be made last minute, depending on the conditions and the group’s enthusiasm.
Where I Have Been:
In late June I was thrilled to add the Ancient Bristlecone Pines (Inyo County, California) to the Network. These are the oldest trees on the planet! Some of them are over 5,000 years old!

Some of you may only receive electronic communications. If you missed our Annual Report in July showing all of our most recent forest additions and our donors for 2015, here is a link to an electronic version -thank you for saving resources.
The Ancient Bristlecone Pine Forest!  Such an incredible forest to include in the Old-Growth Forest Network! Photo by Joan Maloof.
What's New? 
My new book, Nature's Temples: The Complex World of Old-Growth Forests. It is available now for pre-sale orders.   
“In Nature’s Temples, Joan Maloof… offers a rare view into how the life-forms in an ancient, undisturbed forest – including not only its majestic trees but also its insects, plant life, fungi, and mammals – differ from the life-forms in a forest manipulated by humans. Black and white illustrations by Andrew Joslin help clarify scientific concepts and capture the beauty of ancient trees. “
Helping Threatened Forests:
Leading this organization puts me in a unique position to see how many of our ancient forests are threatened with logging or development. Local groups often reach out for our help. Please help us continue to help them. We are doing what we can with a staff of two. We have been working with forest protectors in New Hampshire, Maryland, Idaho, and Virginia most recently. 

Many, many thanks:
A huge ‘thank you’ to all the supporters who have financially supported the Old-Growth Forest Network in the past. I hope you can help us continue our important work of saving ancient forests.
And always special thanks to our corporate donors!
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For the Forests,

Joan Maloof
Founder and Executive Director of the Old-Growth Forest Network
Author, Teaching the Trees: Lessons from the Forest
and Among the Ancients: Adventures in the Eastern Old-Growth Forests

The Old-Growth Forest Network is the first national organization working specifically to preserve ancient forests for the enjoyment of present and future generations. In counties capable of supporting forest growth we identify at least one forest that will be forever protected from logging and open to the public. Then we help families connect with these forests. The result will be a national network of treasured forests where all generations can experience native biodiversity and the beauty of nature.  We depend on your donations to continue our work! Click here to Donate.
For more information, visit the Old-Growth Forest Network website
or contact Joan Maloof at

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