Adam Laufer white oak World Treehouses

What is the most effective way to preserve forests? A World Treehouses field trip


On Saturday, World Treehouses staff enjoyed attending a Tree Identification walk led by Luke Cannon of Astounding Earth and sponsored by the Southern Appalachian Highlands Conservancy, a WNC group that preserves forests. The hike took place in Rough Creek Watershed – a wonderful new 870-acre public hiking spot that SAHC has preserved in western North Carolina, about 30 minutes west of Asheville.

Not only do we deeply appreciate that SAHC has conserved this gorgeous tract of forestland, but we also felt that we met a kindred spirit in Luke. When he suggested that the most effective way to preserve forests was to help people make relationship with the trees, plants, birds and animals who live there, we said “YES! You’re singing our song.”

Learn more about Luke Cannon and Astounding Earth.

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Rough Creek watershed hike preserve forests
Luke Cannon introduced us to the winter trees and plants of Rough Creek watershed in Haywood County, encouraging us to “bow to Elderberry,” to taste and smell the trees and plants and to spend time building relationships with new our green friends.


Adam Laufer white oak World Treehouses preserve forests
World Treehouses owner Adam Laufer explores an ancient White Oak near Rough Creek watershed in Haywood County, NC.

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