Red oak…the book and beyond on June 28 at Fox Forest


Jun 28, 2019
8:00 AM - 3:30 PM

Workshop Description

½ day inside and ½ day outside

Northern red oak is one of the highest-valued species for both timber production and wildlife amenities. However, red oak is declining due to regeneration difficulties, dwindling farmland abandonment, and losses from deer browsing. Much of the available research is from outside of New England and may not apply. Our workshop presenters—Bill, Ken, Jeff, Mariko, and Karen—evaluated and assembled relevant information on red oak ecology, management, and wildlife habitat into the publication Ecology and Management of Northern Red Oak in New England. This workshop offers an opportunity to hear directly from the authors. We will cover the ecology and management of red oak with a special emphasis on growing it in New Hampshire. The afternoon will be in the field visiting sites at Fox Forest including crop tree release, shelterwood and group selection. 

Presenters: Bill Leak, Ken Desmarais, and Mariko Yamasaki with the U.S. Forest Service and Jeff Ward with the Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station.

What to Bring: We will be in the field for a considerable amount of time so please be prepared with insect repellant—especially for ticks. Remember your lunch. 

This workshop is cosponsored by Caroline A. Fox Research and Demonstration Forest, Division of Forests & Lands, Granite State Division of the Society of American Foresters, and UNH Cooperative Extension. 

Workshop Details

  • $25 Registration fee covers morning refreshment, handouts including “the book,” and speaker costs. Bring your own lunch.
  • Credits: SAF 5.5 CFEs, Category 1, NHPLP Certification 8.0 CEUs
  • Questions about the program: Inge Seaboyer, or 603-464-3453
  • Questions about registration: Amy Arsenault, or 603-862-1029
  • Register by JUNE 24



Fox Forest
309 Center Road
Hillsborough, NH

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