Bringing Back Atlantic White Cedars​ - 4/22/14 | WYPR

Bringing Back Atlantic White Cedars​ - 4/22/14

Apr 28, 2014

Historically, Atlantic White Cedar forests were common to the Eastern Shore.  Over time, these trees were harvested and the swampy areas they depend on for survival were drained and replanted with fast growing loblollies as part of the forest industry to produce lumber and paper pulp. 

Now, the National Aquarium, in partnership with The Nature Conservancy, is trying to bring these unique native Atlantic White Cedar forests back to the Eastern Shore. Charmaine Dahlenburg, Conservation Project Manager for the National Aquarium, talks with Aquarium CEO John Racanelli about this important work.