How a walk in the desert expanded my view about "forests"
Thursday, January 17, 2019
Posted by: Dana Walker
NFF Executive Vice President Ray Foote reflects on a visit to Arizona’s Coronado National Forest.
Getting up close and personal with saguaro cacti last month was eye-opening. Hiking through the Coronado National Forest near Tucson with some NFF colleagues was fantastic. The amazing saguaro can live up to 250 years; they can grow to heights of 40-50 feet; and they sport all sorts of cool adaptations to their blazing hot environss
For example, the thorns not only provide protection, they also cast thousands of tiny shadows that help keep the plant cool.
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