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Connecticut Woodlands-Winter 2009

Connecticut Woodlands-Winter 2009

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Conserving Connecticut - The Connecticut Forest & Park Association is a private, non-profit organization dedicated since
1895 to conserving the land, trails, and natural resources of Connecticut.

The Connecticut Forest & Park Association is
affiliated with the National Wildlife Federation,
the National Woodland Owners Association,
the American Hiking Society, and Earth Share.

Connecticut Woodlands
Published quarterly by the
Connecticut Forest & Park Association, Middlefield,
16 Meriden Road, Rockfall, CT 06481-
2961.
Indexed in the Connecticut Periodical Index,
ISSN 00106257.
Telephone: 860-346-2372.
Fax: 860-347-7463.
E-mail address: info@ctwoodlands.org
World Wide Web site:
http://www.ctwoodlands.org
Conserving Connecticut - The Connecticut Forest & Park Association is a private, non-profit organization dedicated since
1895 to conserving the land, trails, and natural resources of Connecticut.

The Connecticut Forest & Park Association is
affiliated with the National Wildlife Federation,
the National Woodland Owners Association,
the American Hiking Society, and Earth Share.

Connecticut Woodlands
Published quarterly by the
Connecticut Forest & Park Association, Middlefield,
16 Meriden Road, Rockfall, CT 06481-
2961.
Indexed in the Connecticut Periodical Index,
ISSN 00106257.
Telephone: 860-346-2372.
Fax: 860-347-7463.
E-mail address: info@ctwoodlands.org
World Wide Web site:
http://www.ctwoodlands.org

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Woodlands
C O N N E C T I C U T
The Magazine of the Connecticut Forest & Park Association
Winter 2009 Volume 73 Number 4
INVASIVES
From the largest tree to the smallest pathogen 
 
 TheConnecticutForest&ParkAssociation,Inc.
Officers
P
RESIDENT
, David Platt,
Higganum
 V 
ICE
-P
RESIDENT
, Jean Crum Jones,
Shelton
 V 
ICE
-P
RESIDENT
, Eric Lukingbeal,
Granby
 V 
ICE
-P
RESIDENT
, David Sullivan,
Haddam
 T
REASURER 
, Gordon L.Anderson,
Glastonbury
S
ECRETARY 
, Eric Hammerling,
West Hartford
F
ORESTER 
 ,
Dan Donahue
Directors
MarkAshton,
New Haven
RichardA. Bauerfeld,
Branford
William Breck,
Killingworth
Russell L. Brenneman,
Westport 
George M. Camp,
Middletown
StarlingW. Childs,
Norfolk
Ruth Cutler,
Ashford
Laurence Diamond,
Coventry
James Dombrauskas,
New Hartford
Caroline Driscoll
 , New London
 AstridT. Hanzalek,
Suffield
David Leff,
Collinsville
Scott Livingston
 , Bolton
Geoffrey Meissner,
Southington
Karen Mignone,
Fairfield
 Thomas Mongillo,
North Branford
Bob Morrison
 , Manchester 
Randall Miller,
Hamden
James Ritchie,
Sandy Hook
Starr Sayres,
East Haddam
Donald L. Snook,
Westport 
Deborah Spalding,
Guilford
ColinTait,
Norfolk
RichardWhitehouse,
Glastonbury
Honorary Directors
HarrolW. Baker, Jr.,
Bolton
Richard F. Blake,
Milford
Clyde S. Brooks,
Gibsonia, PA
 Ann M. Cuddy,
Lakeville
Samuel G. Dodd,
Mansfield Center 
John E. Hibbard,
Hebron
Philip H. Jones, Jr.,
Shelton
EdwardA. Richardson,
Glastonbury
David M. Smith,
Hamden
L.P. Sperry, Jr.,
Middlebury
Sally L.Taylor,
Mystic
Henry H.Townshend,
New Haven
Staff
Executive Director, Eric Hammerling,
West Hartford
 Trail Conservation Director,AnnT. Colson,
Clinton
Development Director, JamesW. Little,
Hebron
Office Manager,Teresa Peters,
Durham
Financial ManagementAssistant, Linda Cunningham,
Portland
Land Conservation Director, Damon Hearne,
Higganum
Education Director, Lori Paradis Brant,
Beacon Falls
WalkCTDirector, Leslie Lewis,
Lyme
WalkCTCommunications Coordinator, Jennifer Benner,
Roxbury
E
DITOR 
, ChristineWoodsideG
RAPHIC
D
ESIGNER 
, KarenWard 
Conserving Connecticut
 The Connecticut Forest & Park Association is aprivate, non-profit organization dedicated since1895 to conserving the land, trails, and naturalresources of Connecticut. The Connecticut Forest & Park Association isaffiliated with the National Wildlife Federation,the National Woodland Owners Association,the American Hiking Society, and Earth Share.
Connecticut Woodlands
Published quarterly by theConnecticut Forest & Park Association, Mid-dlefield, 16 Meriden Road, Rockfall, CT 06481-2961.Indexed in the Connecticut Periodical Index,ISSN 00106257. Telephone: 860-346-2372.Fax: 860-347-7463.E-mail address: info@ctwoodlands.orgWorld Wide Web site:http://www.ctwoodlands.org
Annual Membership
Individual $ 35Family $ 50Supporting $ 100Benefactor $ 250
Life Membership
$ 2500
Corporate Membership
Club $ 50Nonprofit $ 75Sustaining $ 100Landmark $ 250Stewardship $ 500Leadership $1000Printed on recycled paper
Woodlands
C O N N E C T I C U T
The Magazine of the Connecticut Forest & Park Association
C. Anagnostakis
This Japanese walnut (Juglans ailantifolia) was planted in Leiden, Holland, in 1860but is only 3 feet in diameter. How could this be? See page 30.
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CONNECTICUT WOODLANDS Winter 2009
 
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Woodlands
C O N N E C T I C U T
The Magazine of the Connecticut Forest & Park Association
Winter 2009 Volume 73 Number 4
4562224262830323334343435Contents
On the Cover: Purple loosestrife. This magenta-blooming invader has crowded out natives along the coast. Photo by Robert Pagini.
Winter 2009 CONNECTICUT WOODLANDS
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DEPARTMENTS
President’s Message.
Knocking back barberry,nurturing the Blue-Blazed Hiking Trails.
 By David Platt.
Executive Director’s Message.
Reverse thebreakdown of community in America.
 By Eric Hammerling.
Editor’s Note.
As newspapers struggle, a new model emerges for print journalism.
 By Christine Woodside.
From the Archives.
Promoting skiing.
 By James W. Little.
Try This Hike.
The Kingkillers: Taking publictransportation to the Regicides Trail in New Haven.
By Scot Mackinnon
New England Musings.
Forests of the far reaches.
 By Adam R. Moore.
From the Land.
Local potatoes, a golden treasure.
 By Jean Crum Jones.
Tree Page.
The butternut that is not a butternut.
 By Sandra L. Anagnostakis.
Book Review.
Can a nonfiction book on botanistsgrab you? When they climb the world’s largest trees, the answer is yes.
By Robert Ricard.
 WalkCT. Rx: Go walking.
Working with themedical community.
By Leslie Lewis.
Environmental Update.
News from around the state.
Letter.
On a notable tree.
On the Trails.
Sixth Annual Winter TrailMaintenance Workshop.
CFPA Store.
Buy books, maps, and clothing.
Correction
The regional trash-to-energy plant inPreston generates 130 million kilo- watt hours per year, which is enoughelectricity to power more than12,000 households per year, assum-ing those households consume elec-tricity at what the federal govermentdescribes as the average rate of 900kilowatt-hours per month. Thesetwo figures were incorrect in an arti-cle on trash incineration published inthe fall issue.
FEATURES
Invasive Species and Connecticut’sForests.
An introduction to theirimpact—potential and realized.
 By Rose Hiskes, Robert E. Marr, andClaire E. Rutledge.
 We Did This.
People encourage invasives.
 By Christine Woodside.
Earthworms Losing Hero Status.
Learningto look with suspicion on a creatureeverybody loves.
By Christine Woodside.
The Legacy of the Civilian ConservationCorps in Connecticut.
Trees, trails, roads,buildings, and more, gave work and pride to a generation of young menduring the Great Depression.
 By Marty Podskoch.

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