Red Oak...the Book and Beyond: The Ecology and Management of Northern Red Oak
8:00am - 3:30pm
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.
Register by June 24th using the button below.
- $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, email@example.com or 603-464-3453
- Questions about registration: Amy Arsenault, firstname.lastname@example.org or 603-862-1029
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.
Directions to Fox Forest: From the east/north: Rt. 202/9. Take the Henniker St./W. Main St. Hillsborough exit. Go left at stop sign at end of exit ramp. Go 1.8 miles to traffic light in the center of Hillsborough. Go right onto School Street (which becomes Center Road after the school). Fox Forest is approximately 2 miles on the right.
From the west/south: Rt. 9. Take the Hillsborough/Peterborough exit. Go right at stop sign at end of exit ramp. Go left at traffic light (by McDonald’s). Go 1.4 miles to traffic light in the center of Hillsborough. Go left onto School Street (which becomes Center Road after the school). Fox Forest is approximately 2 miles on the right.