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Oak Masting: A Tale in Tree Rings
March 8 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Trees are one of the most charismatic plants we observe in our forests; they inspire awe and provide resources to humans as well as valuable ecosystem services. A critical component of wildlife habitat and resources, trees help tell part of the ecosystem’s story. Dendrochronology, or the study of tree rings, is a method we can use to help tell this story. Eric Duda, graduate student in Frostburg State University’s Biology Department, is currently using tree rings to help explain the history of oak masting (acorn production) in Western Maryland. this program is free and open to the public; no registration required. For more information, visit https://extension.umd.edu/events/thu-2018-03-08-1900-oak-masting-tale-tree-rings.