Online Spruce-Fir Session Documents

Online Spruce-Fir Session Documents

Required Readings

These readings are suggested:

Spruce-Fir Session Agenda

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

Thursday, June 22, 2017

7:30 — 8:30 AM Register at Wells Conference Center in Orono, ME

8:30 – 9:00 Welcome, National Advanced Silviculture Program and Introductions—Carrie Sweeney, Charlie Levesque, and Karen Bennett

9:00 – 10:30 Acadian spruce-fir forests

I. Silvics and ecology—Bob Seymour

II. Natural disturbance dynamics; historical forest development—Bob Seymour

III. Successful regeneration—Bob Seymour

IV. Northern white-cedar: guidance for managers—Laura Kenefic 

Silvicultural Guide for Northern White-Cedar (Eastern White Cedar)

10:30 – 10:45 Break

10:45 – noon The spruce-fir forest type (Continued)

Noon – 12:45 Lunch

12:45 – 1:45 Economics of the spruce-fir typeLloyd Irland

1:45 – 2:45 Forest health concerns for spruce-fir typeAllison Kanoti

2:45 – 3:00 Break

3:00 – 5:00 Silvicultural systems and practices including structure, composition, growth and regeneration in even- and uneven-aged systemsBob Seymour and Laura Kenefic

5:00 – 6:00 Questions and answers and small group activity: Assignment for Spruce-Fir Module: Comparing Regeneration Methods. Light food and drinks. Pick up box lunch for following day.

Friday, June 23, 2017

8:00 – 5:00 Field trip to Penobscot Experimental Forest

Field trip leaders:

Field trip handouts: