Appalachian Cove Virtual Series – Tom’s Run “Field Tour”
This virtual field tour is the second in a series that replaces an original event entitled Mountain Cove Forest Management and Conservation in the Central Appalachians. That original event will not be held due to Covid-19.
A virtual tour of Tom’s Run Preserve in West Virginia
September 4, 2020
At your leisure, as this is a pre-recorded field tour that will be made available on September 4. Watch for details about how to access it!
The stands at Tom’s Run vary from early successional ‘old-fields’ of red maple, black cherry, poplar, and locust to ‘almost old-growth’ oak-hickory and mixed-mesophytic stands of between 100 and 140 years old. Of particular interest is a large stand of recently (2014) high-graded mixed-mesophytic forest, previously quite similar to the older mixed-mesophytic forest but now radically different in species composition and structure.
Topics that will be addressed:
- Combatting invasive species like Ailanthus
- Regenerating oak species
- Hydrologic impacts of management
A downloadable flyer for the full Appalachian Cove Virtual Series will be updated as we have more information.