August 26th 2011, Two Creeks, Wisconsin.
The company took a field trip to the globally unique Two Creeks buried forest. An exposed Lake Michigan bluff reveals remnants of an ancient cedar hemlock forest that was “run over” as the Wisconsin glaciers were in retreat 11k before present. Thoughts of ice mountains overtilling a mature forest of thuja and tsuga; landscapes laid bare, then rebuilt and again laid bare, only to be built again over thousands of years. Reference models for these types of forests exist near our work at the Bay Shore Blufflands in Door County and maybe some day with in the Menomonee Valley in Milwaukee. Digging in the dirt of the past we find a landscape of place and think about past and future places.