Forests can be degraded by insects and diseases, by wind and other weather events, and by past management.
Cornell Forest Connect will hold two one-hour Recognizing and Restoring Degraded Forest Stands webinars on September 20th at noon and 7 p.m.
In these webinars, Dr. Susan Stout and Sarah Wurzbacher will talk briefly about how to recognize a degraded woodlot, focusing on whether there are enough trees to serve as seed source for future regeneration.
Then they will discuss some strategies to begin restoring these forests, based on the seedlings on the forest floor and the remaining seed source in the existing forest.
The approach they will discuss was developed collaboratively by the Allegheny Forest Health Collaborative.
To participate in one of these webinars, obtain your registration ID at: https://cornell.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_5IRFqn7oSYm5D-Vyqb8-3Q