Forest Ecology (Members Only)

Date: Saturday, September 11th, 2021 Time: 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm Location: TBA (map and directions)


Learn the basics of forest ecology and the options available to us for managing forests for natural values. Guy Sternberg will review forest types and habitats, components of the forest, factors influencing forest composition, natural succession and cycles, goals of management, threats to forest ecosystems, and the nature and value of urban and community forests.  Following the presentation, Guy will join us for a forest hike.

Presenter Bio:

Guy Sternberg is a certified arborist and a retired landscape architect. He was a Pi Alpha Xi honors graduate of Purdue University and served on the staff of the Illinois Department of Natural Resources for thirty-two years and currently is the co-owner and oversees Starhill Forest Arboretum, which holds one of the most extensive oak genus (Quercus) living reference collections in North America.  He is the principal author of the reference books Landscaping with Native Trees and Native Trees for North American Landscapes.

Guy is a tree consultant, writer, lecturer, and photographer. He and Edie have propagated and grown thousands of species of trees, both native and non-native, at Starhill Forest. He was the first president of the International Oak Society and is a life member of the International Dendrology Society, International Society of Arboriculture, and American Forests.

Members will be sent details on the location of this program and how to register for it.



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