Cornell Cooperative Extension will hold two one-hour Forest Connect Silviculture of Spruce Mixedwoods webinars on April 18th at noon and 7 p.m.
Hardwoods and softwoods in mixture (mixedwoods) are common throughout the northeastern U.S. and adjacent Canada. Mixedwood composition may provide benefits in terms of product flexibility, increased productivity, and resistance and resilience to damaging agents. However, to maximize benefits from these stands, silvicultural treatments must maintain species with different characteristics.
This presentation by Laura Kenefic of the U.S. Forest Service’s Northern Research Station, and Patricia Raymond from the Quebec Ministry of Forests, Wildlife & Parks, draws upon new and existing research in spruce-hardwood stands in Maine and Quebec, with the goal of improving understanding and management of this important regional mixedwood type.
Topics covered include: spruce mixedwoods in the Northeast and Quebec, evolution of silvicultural practices, current and emerging silvicultural strategies, and challenges going forward.
To take part in one of the webinars, obtain your registration ID via: https://cornell.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_5IRFqn7oSYm5D-Vyqb8-3QIf prompted for a password use “Cornell”.