Lecture: Forest Ecology and Urban Forest Management. Presenter: Dr. Kevin Smith, US Forest Service and Jeff Tarling, Portland City Arborist.
Wednesday, May 24th 5:00 – 6:30 pm
At Wilde Chapel, Evergreen Cemetery
Description: Join US Forest Service Plant Physiologist Kevin Smith and City Arborist Jeff Tarling as they give a talk on Urban Forest Management. The concept of conducting urban forest management is an often overlooked component of maintaining sustainable, long term forests. While the equipment used for this work is similar to timber harvesting on private or commercial lots, the urban forest management project has a focus on improving forest health, habitat, and recreation activities. Understanding the landscape history of New England and how our forests have evolved demonstrate the resiliency and human influences that shaped today’s remaining forested open spaces.