Our Changing Forests and the American Chestnut Tree

Sponsored by Moose Hill
May 3, 2020 (Sunday) 1:00pm - 3:00pm

Location:

Moose Hill Wildlife Sanctuary, Sharon MA

Instructor:

Michael P. A. Scutari - Teacher Naturalist Moose Hill Wildlife Sanctuary

Audience:

All
(suitable for children 12 & up)

Members:

Adult $20.00, Child $10.00

Nonmembers:

Adult $25.00, Child $15.00
Nonmembers can join today during checkout and take immediate advantage of member prices.

The American Chestnut tree (Castanea dentata) once grew to enormous proportions throughout its natural range and comprised more than 25 percent of the forest canopy. Overharvesting of its wood and delicious fruit, companied by a debilitating disease, has reduced this once dominant tree to a small understory growth form. Venture along the trails of Moose Hill with Teacher Naturalist, Michael Scutari, to locate and identify American Chestnut trees, investigate the disease that continues to inflict them, and come to understand how its demise has influenced the forest ecosystem and local culture. Coffee and cookies will be provided at the end!

Registration not required.
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For more information, contact:

293 Moose Hill Parkway
Sharon, MA 02067