Park to protect plants

ACADIA NAT’L PARK — Park staff, volunteers and ecology students from Antioch of New England are slated to install rope barriers along 500 feet of the Wonderland Trail to protect an unusual plant community on Friday.

Kate Miller, a forest ecologist monitoring plant communities in Acadia and other national parks in the Northeast, said that while pitch pine and broom crowberry are found throughout Acadia, finding the two plants together, and thus forming a community, is unusual. The community at Wonderland covers approximately 13.5 acres.

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Anne Kozak

Contributer at Mount Desert Islander
Anne teaches writing at the College of the Atlantic in Bar Harbor.