Tree Survival from the Inside Out with Kevin Smith

Monday, May 17, 2021 from 12:00am to 3:38am


Throughout Maine, trees line our community sidewalks and the rural roads that run through managed woodlands and into the wild forest. Trees provide the basis for the many ecosystem services and benefits we have come to expect from forests. While beautiful and inspiring as part of the living landscape, trees are just as amazing in their internal growth, development, defense, cooperation, and eventual decay that fuels the sustainable forest. Through the tools of dendrochronology and plant anatomy, Smith will focus on biological processes that enable tree growth, defense, and cooperation in a competitive and sometimes threatening world.

Speaker Bio: For more than 40 years as a US Forest Service scientist, Kevin Smith has identified how trees and forests respond to injury, infection, and environmental change. He believes that understanding trees enhances their perceived beauty and deepens commitment to the value of nature in society.

Cost: Free for members, $7 for non-members.

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