Cathedral State Park is the
largest virgin timber tract
remaining in West
about one mile (1.6 km) east of the town of Aurora, Cathedral is a mixed forest of predominantly
The United States
National Park Service
has designated the park as a National Natural Landmark
state of West
protected the trees of Cathedral State Park from the chainsaw, the
park is under significant threat from the hemlock woolly adelgid, which has
been detected within of the park.
Image:Cathedral State Park West Virginia Eastern Hemlock.jpg|An
Eastern Hemlock in Cathedral State Park
- Forests of the Appalachians Project web site, accessed
July 22, 2006.
- Cathedral State Park web site, access July 22,
- "Trees last stand: Park may be last place to see uncut
hemlock forest in state", Charleston Gazette, December 19,
2004, accessed July 22, 2006.