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Nature's Temples: Complex Old Growth Forests - Arnold Arboretum - Lecture

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Joan Maloof, Professor Emeritus at Salisbury University, Maryland and Founder and Director, Old-Growth Forest Network

An old-growth forest is one that has formed naturally over a long period of time with little or no disturbance from humankind. They are increasingly rare and largely misunderstood. Joan Maloof makes a heartfelt and passionate case for their importance, defining old-growth and providing a brief history of these fragile ecosystems that now exist only in scattered fragments. She will describe how the life forms in an undisturbed forest including not only its trees but also how its insects, plant life, fungi, and mammals differ from the life forms in a forest manipulated by humans.

Hunnewell Building
Arnold Arboretum
125 Arborway
Jamaica Plain, MA 02130

Sponsor(s): Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University
Time(s): 7:00-8:30pm
Cost: $10; Free for Arnold Arb. member and students
Phone: 617-384-5277

Published on Monday, October 17, 2016.
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