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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.

A virtual tour of Tom’s Run Preserve in West Virginia

Download a one-page, PDF study companion to the video above.

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.


September 4, 2020
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