Online Mixed Oak-Hickory Session Documents

Online Mixed Oak-Hickory Session Documents

Required Readings

These readings are suggested:

Mixed Oak-Hickory Agenda

To access powerpoint handouts click on presentation title, to access instructor biosketch, click on names.

Monday, October 30, 2017

7:30 – 8:30 AM Register at Sturbridge Host on Cedar Lake Hotel and Conference Center, Sturbridge, MA

8:30 – 9:00 Welcome, institute overview including National Advanced Silviculture Program (NASP), and introductions—Carrie Sweeney, Karen Bennett, Charlie Levesque

9:00 – 10:30 Mixed oak-hickory history, silvics and stand dynamicsMark Ashton and Jeff Ward

10:30 –10:45 Break

10:45 –11:45 Mixed oak-hickory pests and some management ideasKyle Lombard

11:45 –12:15 Lunch

12:15 – 2:15 Mixed oak-hickory silvicultural systemsMark Ashton and Jeff Ward

2:15 – 2:30 Break

2:30 – 3:30 Acorn abundance patterns and their implications for wildlife and other wildlife considerationsScott Williams and Michael Gregonis

3:30 – 4:30 Socio-economic and logistical considerations for oak managment in an exurban landscapeTom Worthley

4:30 – 5:30 Small group activity: Developing silvicultural prescriptions on different sites

Tuesday, October 31, 2017, Yale-Myers Forest, Eastford CT

8:00– 5:00 Travel on your own to Yale-Myers Forest for field trip

Field trip leaders: Mark Ashton, Michael Gregonis, Kyle Lombard, Jeff Ward, and Tom Worthley

Stops covering silvicultural treatments and their effect on stand development. Soils, site quality and productivity incorporated into all stops. Silvics and stand dynamics included in all field stops. Economics, utilization and markets including avoidance of potential logging damage and layout considerations incorporated in most field stops. Forest health included in some field stops. Bag lunch in the field provided. The entire day is in the field, so be prepared.