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Trees of Maine: ID and Ecology (Ages 14+)
April 29, 2022 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
Celebrate Arbor Day with this field-study class highlighting the value of our northeastern forests. Maine’s macro- and micro-climatic regions consist of a wide assortment of deciduous and coniferous species valuable to thousands of living organisms. Whether you’re a land steward, forestry student, or simply passionate about the outdoors, ages 14-adult are invited to join Allyssa Gregory, Maine District Forester, to learn about the successional development of the Maine forest, its ecological significance, management strategies, and the soils that anchor and sustain the trees. Learn how to identify many of Maine’s trees, the history of its forests, and about silvaculture and climate-adaptive species. Students will leave with a native tree seedling to plant.
Please note this class requires participants to show proof of having received all eligible Covid-19 vaccinations, as recommended for their age by the CDC, in order to participate. Because of the dynamic nature of this situation, we ask that you agree to abide by potential future changes in CMBG’s Covid-19 policy designed to address evolving public health recommendations.
Allyssa Gregory is the Maine Forest Service’s Mid-Coast District Forester. She obtained a forestry degree from Southern Illinois University, Carbondale. Her professional background includes rural forestry, urban forestry, horticulture, and structure firefighting. Allyssa is involved with the Tree Farm program as a certified inspector and is a Project Learning Tree facilitator.