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Lessons from the ancient forest of southern Ontario's Niagara Escarpment
Ancient forests might call to mind mighty redwoods and towering British Columbia canopies. But a scrappy patch of trees in southern Ontario proves there is more to nature than what meets the eye. Guelph University emeritus professor of integrative biology Doug Larson shares the story of discovering an ancient forest of white cedars that cling to cliffs in view of the CN Tower and Highway 401... and tells us what lessons it holds for how nature can guide us, if we leave it alone.