Learn the basics of forest ecology and the options available to us for managing forests for natural values. We will review forest types and habitats, components of the forest, factors influencing forest composition, natural succession and cycles, goals of management, threats to forest ecosystems, and the nature and value of urban and community forests. If weather permits, we’ll explore the woodlands at the Arboretum to see these ecological principles in action.
Instructor: Guy Sternberg, Director of the Starhill Forest Arboretum and Author of: Native Trees for North American Landscapes
Note: Held indoors and outdoors; please dress for the weather.
Certificate Information: Naturalist Certificate and WSTP Elective (3 hours)
Saturday, November 16 from 9 a.m. – Noon
Thornhill Education Center
IN PERSON: Stop by the Visitor Center during open hours.
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