The Nova Scotia Wild Flora Society is unambiguous in its categorization of this patch (PI204613) as Old Growth due to the mosses and ferns growing on live bark and the diameter of slow growing tree species. Furthermore, there are large old native ash scattered throughout as well. The IUCN has redlisted native ash (critically endangered). We are asking that forestry equipment be kept out of areas hosting native ash. We repeat our request that this 18 ha site be protected. See example ash photographed on this patch with my hiking pole for scale, below.
With kindest regards
Mary Macaulay, P. Eng. on behalf of NSWFS (secretary)