The 1812 Lost Trail Hollow Forest - Beech Fork State Park
The 1812 Lost Trail Hollow Forest is a 40-acre tract of secondary old-growth, mixed mesophytic forest dominated by (30-40 inch dbh) northern red oak, black oak, and white oak on the drier slopes and ridges, and by (30-40 inch dbh) northern red oak and American beech, and (25-30 inch dbh) tulip poplar and shagbark hickory in the coves. Largest tree measured thus far is 48.1 inch dbh white oak. Oldest trees in the 150-250 age range. One 36.3 inch dbh fallen northern red oak was cut and the wedge determined to have 152 rings at 4.5 ft. above ground. This is likely the oldest 40 acre tract anywhere in Beech Fork State Park. No old roadways or skid trails and very few invasive plant species within the tract, indicating that it has had no major human disturbance since approximately the War of 1812.