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November 1, 2023 @ 10:00 am - 2:30 pm

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Ecological Arboriculture: Section B

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Develop a deeper connection to trees by understanding their outsized role in our natural ecosystems. Trees provide habitat and food. They support nutrient cycling in forest systems through leaf-drop and decomposition, mediate temperatures, mitigate storm water, and soil erosion, and are culturally significant to the mid-Atlantic region. Examine the ecological features of trees while learning about their anatomy and care. Find out how trees contribute, in both life and death, to forest ecology. Learn why large, mature trees need to be conserved and how climate change could impact forests in the future. These classes are rain or shine. Dress for the weather.

This program takes place on three Wednesdays: November 1 through 15, 2023.

About the Instructors:

Mt. Cuba Certified Arborists, and Visiting Lecturers.

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