Central Indiana Old Growth Forest to be Protected

One of the few remaining old-growth forest patches in Indiana is now being protected in partnership with the Central Indiana Land Trust. The property is home to a 400+ year old bur oak and the tallest black ash tree in Indiana at over 100 feet. The patch has been owned by the Meltzer family since 1857 and it has never been logged. The property is near Shelbyville, IN and will be named “Meltzer’s Woods”. It will be open to the public starting in 2016 and is a 30 minute drive southeast from Indianapolis. See the article for more information on the story of the property, the family that owned it for over 150 years, and photos of some its amazing resident trees.

 

Photo: Mike Fender, IndyStar news