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Standing Trees Vermont works to protect, preserve and restore forests on public lands in the state.

-  Brenda Peterson

Photo credit: Zack Porter

Photo credit: Zack Porter

Only 3% of Vermont is permanently protected (guaranteed as legally possible) to reach old forest status.

Old forests are biologically mature forests, often having escaped stand-replacing disturbance for more than 100 years.


This map shows carbon storage density (darker green equals more carbon) with New England circled in red. New England is clearly among the most important regions in the US in terms of carbon storage.


Source: NASA -

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