24 Hyde Avenue (Route 30)
Oaks are among the most important forest species, both for their timber value and for their importance for wildlife habitat. Oaks, however, have been declining in much of the United States due to the effects of insects, disease, and deer. In southern New England, the gypsy moth defoliation of recent years has resulted in extensive oak decline and death, with nearly 100,000 acres of oak stands killed as a result.
The Yankee Division of SAF will hold a joint workshop with the Forest Stewards Guild on Oak Resiliency in Southern New England at the Tolland Agricultural Center in Vernon, CT on Thursday, February 13th from 8 am to 3:30 pm.
8:00 am Registration & Coffee (back of room)
8:30 am Yankee SAF business meeting (front of room)
9:15 am Welcome & Introduction
9:30 am Defining Resiliency
10 am Factors that affect Resiliency
10:45 am Assement Tools
- TNC Resiliency Index Tools
- Herbacious Tools
- Foresters for the Birds Habitat Assessment
- Spatial Assessment Techniques
11:45 am How do we Define Success?
1 pm Share Definitions of Success
1:15 pm Solutions
2:15 pm Break
2:30 pm Messaging for Landowners
3:15 pm Wrap up, Evaluations
3:30 pm Adjourn
Cost of the program is tentatively $15 including lunch
To register, go to: https://foreststewardsguild.org/event/oak-resiliency-in-southern-new-england/