While many of us in the Adirondacks have long been familiar with forests and have a good working knowledge of forest ecosystems, there’s a growing interest in what we can’t see below the surface in the forest soil, notably a wide array of tree and plant roots, fungi, bacteria and invertebrates that all interact with each other.
“The Forest Beneath Our Feet” will address these intricate underground relationships in a lecture given on May 30, 2023 by Justin Waskiewicz, assistant professor of forestry at Paul Smith’s College. In his talk, Professor Waskiewicz will provide an overview of forest soil ecology and discuss how these concepts interact with forest management.
The lecture will be given at the WallyPAC (Performing Arts Center) at North Country School and is organized by the Adirondack Garden Club. Doors open at 10:00 am and the program will begin at 10:30 am lasting for about an hour and a half.
The lecture is free and open to the general public, but registration is required and seats are limited. Visit the Adirondack Garden Club’s website at www.adirondackgardenclub.com and complete the registration form. Please register by May 23, 2023. If capacity is reached before that time, a waiting list will be created.
North Country School is located at 4382 Cascade Road, Lake Placid, NY.
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