Berks Ag Event Calendar
Find your next event here, from credit courses to weekend family fun! This calendar is a community effort to benefit farmers and non-farmers alike! Browse events by photo tiles, list, or calendar view. Search by titles, topics, audience or other criteria. Click the event title for more details on each event.
Frontiers in Forest Health: American Chestnut Restoration
February 29 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Join foresters, loggers, biologists! Explore American Chestnut history, restoration updates, and the future. Register now! Earn 1 credit from ISA and SAF.
February 29, 2024
(11:30 AM-12:45 PM ET)
February 29, 2024 11:30 a.m.
About the Webinar
American chestnut (Castanea dentata) was one of the most common and valued trees in forests across the Eastern United States until it was rendered functionally extinct by an invasive fungus, chestnut blight (Cryphonectria parasitica), in the 1930s. Despite the near eradication of the species, efforts to restore chestnut through traditional breeding, genetic modification, and searching for surviving trees have been ongoing. In this webinar, participants will hear from Sara Fern Fitzsimmons, Chief Conservation Officer at The American Chestnut Foundation, about the latest updates in all things chestnut restoration, like what is happening with modern technological techniques (including Darling58), traditional breeding efforts, and the future could hold for this much needed and loved tree. This webinar has been approved for one credit from the Society of American Foresters and the International Society of Arboriculture.
Join the upcoming free webinar on Anerican Chestnut Restoration featuring Calvin Norman, Penn State Assistant Teaching Professor, and Sara Fern Fitzsimmons, PA – American Chestnut Foundation Research Technician!
Who is this for?
Natural resources managers
Forest owners/urban tree owners
What will you learn?
History of this American chestnut and its near-extinction
Updates on restoration efforts, including modern and traditional efforts
What the future of American chestnut could hold
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