Atlantic white cedar – or juniper – forests once covered more than 500,000 acres along Albemarle-Pamlico peninsula. But this ecosystem is quickly disappearing. Today, less than 5% of that original acreage remains. However, the Coastal Federation, in collaboration with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Services (USFWS), recently completed a project that planted 123 acres and 73,000 trees along the N.C. coast.
Formerly, Atlantic white cedar was a well-established ecosystem in the peatlands along the Alligator River and in the Great Dismal Swamp. The trees thrived in the waterlogged, peat-rich soil,Add to favorites
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