Speaker: Joan Maloof, Executive Director, Old Growth Forest Network. How would you know if you walked into an old-growth forest? If it were a redwood or sequoia forest you would know right away simply by the size of the trees. But old growth in our eastern forests is not as easy to discern. In this talk Dr. Joan Maloof will discuss the indicators of eastern old-growth forests. She will also describe their biodiversity, including the parasitic plants Conopholis americana (squawroot or bear corn) and Epifagus virginiana (beechdrops).
The Old Growth Forest Network is a nonprofit organization, founded by Joan Maloof, dedicated to the protection of old-growth, native forests in the United States.
Doors open at 7:00. Location: Kensington Library, 4201 Knowles Ave, Kensington, MD.
The program is free and open to the public. Registration is not required.
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