Remembering Cornwall’s forests, and the years when there weren’t any


CORNWALL — It’s easy to think of Cornwall as mostly unchanged, with its vast acres of forest. About 81 percent is currently wooded. But it wasn’t always that way.

A century ago, much of the town was field and farmland — a transformation that dates back to the earliest settlers.

Conservation efforts — and the decline of farming — have brought much of the land full circle and back to forest.

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