While there are few examples of old growth forest left in Vermont, there are ways to restore the important characteristics that define old forests to our much younger forests of today.
Vermont Land Trust will hold a Grow an Old Forest: Restoring Old Growth Characteristics workshop at the Jerusalem Skyline Forest in Starksboro, VT on June 3rd from 9:30 am to Noon.
This workshop by VLT foresters David McMath & Caitlin Cusack, will explore the large old sugar maple elders, piles of downed wood, standing dead trees, and multiple layers of shrubs and trees and understory plants of Jerusalem Skyline Forest.
Restoring these traits to our forests can also help us tackle some of the most pressing environmental problems including climate change, invasive species and declining populations of forest birds.
This workshop will benefit landowners of small and medium parcels, and anyone interested in learning more about old forest characteristics.
To take part in this workshop, register at Grow an Old Forest: Restoring Old Growth Characteristics – Vermont Land Trust (vlt.org)