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Reading the Forested Landscape with Tom Wessels

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Hitchcock Center for the Environment

845 West Street

Amherst, MA 01002

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Reading the Forested Landscape with Tom Wessels

Saturday, May 4th 9am – 5pm

Morning Talk followed by Interpretive Field Walks at 2 different locations.

Members $45 Non-member $60 Space is limited, Register now

A day with Tom Wessels is not to be missed!

9am - Reading the Forested Landscape slide show presentation will introduce people to the ample visual evidence that can be seen in the woods to unravel former agricultural, logging, or wind histories in our forests. Using the shapes of trees, where scars are found on their trunks, stump decay patterns, the construction of stone walls, the surface topography of the forest floor and much more, Tom will show how any forest’s history can be deciphered in great detail.

10:30 - Interpretive Field Walk to Elf Meadow

Lunch back at Hitchcock Center

2:30 - Interpretive Field Walk to East end of Range

The focus of these walks will be to interpret forest histories, unique adaptations in trees and plants, co-evolved interrelationships, geological history, or a combination of two or more of these themes.


Tom Wessels is a terrestrial ecologist and professor emeritus at Antioch University New England where he founded the master’s degree program in Conservation Biology. He has conducted workshops on ecology and sustainability throughout the country for over three decades. He is the author of numerous books including, “Reading the Forested Landscape”, “The Myth of Progress”, “Forest.Forensics” and his latest publication, “Granite, Fire and Fog: The Natural and Cultural History of Acadia”.


All cancellations will incur a 10% administrative fee. We do not accept cancellations within a week of the program.

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