Old forests, with their abundant nesting cavities and down wood in all stages of decay, are important in many ways but are rare in our landscape. In ways that can be both similar to younger forests, and at times unique to old forests, they help to keep the air and water clean, provide habitat for a variety of fungi, plants, and animals, and keep carbon out of the atmosphere. We cannot create the old forests that once dominated the Northeast, but we can promote some of their characteristics through careful forest management. Join UVM professor Dr. Tony D’Amato and University of Massachusetts professor Paul Catanzaro to learn about when it is appropriate to do this kind of management, and how to plan for it.  


  • Dr. Tony D’Amato, University of Vermont 
  • Paul Catanzaro, University of Massachusetts 

This event is perfect for professional foresters and ecologists, as well as forest landowners who are interested in managing their land to help foster old forests, biological diversity, and carbon storage. Please pre-register today. 

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