Bruce Kershner is an award-winning naturalist and an authority on America's old-growth forests. He is the author of ten previous books, including four on ancient forests. Cofounder of the New York Old Growth Association, he has discovered more than 150 ancient forest sites, including many of the tallest and oldest trees in the Northeast. He makes his home near Buffalo, New York. Robert T. Leverett is a specialist on eastern old-growth forests. He is the Cofounder of the Eastern Native Tree Society; Cofounder and Executive Director of Massachusetts' Friends of Mohawk Trail State Forest; and principal architect of the Ancient Eastern Forest Conference Series. Leverett is also the coauthor of several books and numerous articles on old-growth forests. He lives in Holyoke, Massachusetts.