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Appalachian Cove Virtual Series – Tom’s Run “Field Tour”
September 4, 2020
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.
This is a pre-recorded field tour made available on September 8, 2020.
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.