Cornell Cooperative Extension will hold two one-hour Forest Connect Controlling Understory Fern Competition for Regeneration Success webinars on Wednesday July 15th at noon and 7 pm
Areas of hardwood forests across the Great Lakes region, and throughout the Northeast contain dense understories of fern, in particular, hay-scented and New York ferns.
Dense fern understories are often biological deserts, lacking plant and wildlife diversity, and provide little food and cover for wildlife. Dense fern understories also interfere with the regeneration of hardwood forests, threatening their sustainability across the region.
These webinars, presented by David Jackson from Penn State University Cooperative Extension, will explain how to identify the most problematic ferns, why they are a problem, and what the best control methods are.
To take part in one of these webinars, obtain your registration ID via: https://cornell.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_5IRFqn7oSYm5D-Vyqb8-3Q
If prompted for a password use “Cornell”.