On October 11-12 of this year, 50 foresters attended graduate level training in Climate Adaptation and Forest Carbon in a new Module of the…Continue
Have you noticed areas with maples looking not as healthy as others? Maple decline is not due to a disease or pest but can be from various stress factors. During Stressors of Maple: Dieback and Mortality, learn about some of the causes attributed to poor maple health and canopy dieback.
We will discuss a case study of a northern hardwood landscape in the Upper Great Lakes region, where maple dieback has been associated with impacts from invasive…Continue
In recent years there have been a couple books that assert, at some level, that trees have attributes typically only associated with rationale sentient beings. I have read neither book, but the descriptions of those shared with me by several people didn't align with my understanding of, roughly, rocks and minerals, soil, microbes, plants, mammals, and humans...a progression towards sentience.
Two recent publications have called into question the validity of asserting that trees talk,…Continue
Dr. Susan Stout (USFS, retired, Research Forester Emerita) presented a ForestConnect webinar on June 21 that explained the history and utility of relative density. Dr. Stout explained relative density in the context of "stand density index", "tree-area ration" and ultimately the stand stocking charts as developed by Gingrich. All these designed to provide a metric to understand competition among trees and improve production per acre.
The link to the webinar archive is…Continue