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Restoring Oak Forests

October 3, 2023 @ 8:30 am - October 4, 2023 @ 3:00 pm

Register ($75 – $125)

October 3 at 8:30 a.m. – October 4 at 3:00 p.m. EDT

Chatham County Agriculture & Conference Center
1192 U.S. 64 #Bus Pittsboro, NC 27312

CFEs pending. Estimated 10.5 hours.

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This advanced training for professionals & experienced landowners will teach the silvicultural techniques required to establish oak forests. Guild members David Halley, Alex Finkral, and several other esteemed colleagues will present.

There are plenty of oak forests in North Carolina right now, but trends show that we are not replacing them with new oak forests after harvest. The probability of replacing an existing oak stand with a new one by just cutting it down and letting it grow back is zero or unacceptably low. If we are going to reverse this troubling trend, we need to implement better oak restoration techniques now.

Regenerating oak is more of a process than an event. It is one of the most difficult management prescriptions to undertake and requires specific silvicultural knowledge and proper site analysis to implement correctly. During this two-day advanced workshop for natural resource professionals and experienced landowners, experts will share their experience and knowledge on how to successfully regenerate and manage oak. Attendees will learn through classroom and field instruction how to implement the necessary silvicultural techniques to ensure that oak trees are part of our next forests.

This program is offered by the North Carolina Tree Farm Program. Space is limited and pre-registration is required.


October 3, 2023 @ 8:30 am
October 4, 2023 @ 3:00 pm
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