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April 19, 1987 | BOB DVORCHAK, Associated Press
Lumbermen who denuded Pennsylvania of its virgin stands of pine and hemlock a century ago left a legacy of bare hillsides covering an estimated 10 million acres. But, in a fluke of nature, the destructive method of "cut out and get out" harvesting also allowed some of the world's most valuable stands of black cherry and other hardwoods to grow back. "What we really have is a freak accident," said James R. Grace, assistant professor of forestry at Pennsylvania State University.
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