The Ecological Landscape Alliance will hold an American Oaks – Diversity, Ecology, and Identification webinar on Wednesday, February 3rd from 12:30 to 1:30 pm EST
There is a great diversity of oaks found throughout North America and locally in New England. Oaks have a deep connection to humanity across the world, and are widely considered to be the ecological glue that holds plant communities together.
In this webinar, Tim Boland from the Polly Hill Arboretum on Martha’s Vineyard will discuss the great variety of trees under the genus Quercus, including its fascinating evolutionary history and challenges posed by climate change.
Tim will show us how to identify most of the twelve species native to New England and offer guidance on species selection, installation, and maintenance for establishing oak trees in our managed landscapes.
Tim Boland’s initial work with oaks began in 1995 when he traveled to Oaxaca, Mexico to study oak diversity as part of his graduate studies at Michigan State University (MSU). In 2018, Tim was appointed to the board of the International Oak Society where he is chair of the oak research and conservation committee.
This webinar is free for ELA members and costs $10 for non-members. To take part in the webinar, register at: https://www.ecolandscaping.org/event/webinar-the-american-oaks-diversity-ecology-and-identification/