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Forest Ecology for Naturalists

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
Notes: Held indoors and outdoors; please dress for the weather. Limit 24.
Certificate Information: Naturalist Certificate and WSTP Elective (3 hours

Course number: 
N374
SCHEDULE AND LOCATION: 

Saturday, November 16, 9 a.m.–Noon
Hawthorn Room, Visitor Center

FEES AND ADMISSION: 

Fee includes admission to the Arboretum.

$35.00 members
$43.00 nonmembers
REGISTRATION INFORMATION: 

CALL: 630-719-2468
IN PERSON: Stop by the Visitor Center during open hours.
ONLINE: REGISTER NOW

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