From Charles Robbins:
As the owner of Cape Fear River Adventures in Wilmington N.C., I have the pleasure of taking people through this area on the Black River where we have the oldest living cypress trees in the world. The 3 Sisters area is gaining in popularity as the effort is being made to make it a state park.
Over the past 9 years I’ve been lucky to have worked with Dr. Dave Stahle, in helping core these trees for dating and the study of ancient weather. He started his work in 1984, finding the oldest known at the time, of 1763 years. As of last November, living trees over 2,000 years old have been found along the Black River.
My adventures into the Sisters features this work as well as the many wonderful creatures that call it home. The spring bird nesting population is incredible to see. I’m not sure anymore that a state park is the best designation for this area. There are several arguments for other possibilities.