New York's Disappearing Sunken Forest - Atlas Obscura

New York's Disappearing Sunken Forest

Just 60 miles from New York City, the Sunken Forest is slowly disappearing—but not for the reasons you might think. Located on the skinny barrier island known as Fire Island, this old-growth American holly forest is one of only two like it in the world. Atlas Obscura Staff Writer Jessica Hester dons a tick suit to get up close and personal with the elements of destruction contributing to this unique ecosystem’s demise.

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