August 14, 2014 The ES George forest is now part of the Smithsonian’s CTFS-ForestGEO network of plots. Thanks to Dave Allen and a crew of 12 U-M and Middlebury students, who spent 11 weeks mapping and tagging 46,510 stems in the 23 ha plot, which was initially established by John Vandermeer and Ivette Perfecto in 2003. There are 41 woody plant species in the plot. Not quite the 1200 species of the Yasuní forest plot, but admirable nonetheless. Here is the U-M Press Release.