Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Regeneratig Hardwood Forests Webinar

The PA Forests Web Seminar Center is pleased to announce the January program. David R. Jackson, Extension Forester, Penn State Cooperative Extension-Centre County, will be presenting Regenerating Hardwood Forests: Managing Competing Plants, Deer, and Light on Tuesday, February 9th at noon and again at 7 p.m. Each seminar lasts approximately one hour and qualifies for 1.0 Society of American Foresters CFE, Category 1-CF.

The regeneration, or re-growth, of forests requires that sufficient numbers of desirable trees seedlings become established following a timber harvest. Often times, regeneration is not easy. Regeneration failures and re-growth of less desirable tree species is common. Competing plants, over-browsing by deer, and insufficient light to the forest floor interfere with tree seedling establishment and growth. Forest sustainability is threatened without adequate forest regeneration. This presentation will provide information on key practices used to successfully establish hardwood forest regeneration.

Live seminars are scheduled for the second Tuesday of every month at noon and 7 p.m. Each session is recorded and loaded onto the Web Seminar Center along with a copy of the presentation and any handout materials. So, if you are unable to participate in the "live" session, a recording of it will be available for you to view at your convenience. Of course, none of the interactive elements will be available when watching the recording.

To participate in the live seminars you must register and have a "Friend of Penn State" user ID. The "Register Now" page on the website will walk you through this process. If you are a member of the Penn State community, you already have your User ID, but we would ask you to register on the website so that you can receive reminders of upcoming programs.

Participation in the web seminar does not require any special software. To view live and previously recorded seminars all you need is a high-speed Internet connection and sound.

To view upcoming seminars schedule click here.

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