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Borg’s Woods Update 3.18.2010

Sad news to report. I received an e-mail stating that 5% of Borg’s woods or nearly an acre was destroyed during the storm Saturday March 13th.

The e-mail, received from Eric M. who helped edit the Borg’s Woods blog here on NJURBANFOREST stated:

“As far as the Blowout of trees is concerned, the fallen trees should simply be left in place. Except of course those that fell from the County’s land onto homeowner’s property. The event was a natural event, an act of God / act of nature. This is a nature preserve.  This is something that would have happened if no humans existed on the planet.  Just leave it be. Don’t cut them up into small logs, that would be unnatural.  We don’t want anything unnatural in the woods. The purpose of a nature preserve is to experience and to learn about nature.  As upsetting as it is, a blowout of trees is part of nature. And it is part of what an old-growth forest is about.  Therefore it is part of what visitors should see.”
Most of the trees that fell were mature 200 year American Beech Trees.  It appears most of the damage occurred in the southeast corner of the preserve.
More on Borg’s Woods:

Borg’s Woods After the Storm Pictures

Hackensack’s Borg’s Woods-A Living Museum

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6 responses to “Borg’s Woods Update 3.18.2010”

  1. John Labrosse says :

    I agrre with leaving trees except I think they should be removed on the existing trails, The east trail had at least 6 large trees come down which make it totally impossible to get from one side to the other without disturbing the existing forest floor.

  2. Vinmega says :

    I believe I spotted a coyote today in borgs woods. At about 6pm by the north entrance, by summit st (by the nice houses) I saw the coyote at about 30yds, and it went and hid behind a fallen tree. So I walked back out. I have hunted coyotes and this was no ‘dog’. So keep your eyes peeled.

  3. Vinmega says :

    I believe I spotted a coyote today in borgs woods. At about 6pm by the north entrance, by summit st (by the nice houses) I saw the coyote at about 30yds, and it went and hid behind a fallen tree. So I walked back out. I have hunted coyotes and this was no ‘dog’. So keep your eyes open.

  4. susan says :

    Coyote was seen running through woods about 7:30 pm but it was light out.The coyote saw us but did not come after us. Our dog was on a leash.

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