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Thain Family Forest

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Old growth forest at the New York Botanical Garden

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Borough : Bronx
Neighborhood : Bronx Park
Open Space, Recreation, Gathering Place


Robert Schatz, Nominated during the Asian American Art Alliances Locating the Sacred Festival

The Thain Family Forest in the New York Botanical Garden is one of the few remaining areas of the old-growth forest that once covered the entire metropolitan area. Some of its trees are 300 years old. The surface rocks bear striations from the last Ice Age, when the area was covered by glacier. It is a quiet place, traversed by only a few trails. To sit there is to touch something ancient and humbling. (September 2012)

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