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OPB | Feb. 17, 2011 12:30 p.m.

What could possibly be inspiring about that green stuff covering Oregon’s trees? For some, lichen is a wonderland of mystery and beauty that also teaches us volumes about the quality of the air we breathe.

First Broadcast: 2010
Producer: Ed Jahn
Videographer: Todd Sonflieth
Videographer: Nicholas Fisher
Editor: Bruce Barrow

More Information
USFS Forest Inventory and Analysis Program (Lichen monitoring)
Pacific Northwest Research


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