There is a wonderful opportunity in C'ville on 6 April to learn from the experts about old trees on three Virginia Presidential estates. See the attached flyer for details.
There is a further opportunity to follow up this symposium the next weekend with an actual hike/ tour of a part of one of these forests. More info on the forest is here: http://www.montpelier.org/mansion-and-grounds/james-madisons-landmark-forest
The hike/ tour is Sunday 13 April 2014: Working Woods Walk at James Madison’s Montpelier, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM. Explore beyond the Mansion and the lawn to the woods of Montpelier. Venture deep into the Montpelier Demonstration Forest on a two-hour hike. Learn from experts about conservation and cultivation strategies that generate mutual benefits to man and nature, both in Madison’s time and today. Consider society’s dependence on this important natural resource then and now. The walk through President Madison’s beloved woodlands will be led by Virginia Master Naturalists through a state-of-the-art trail showcasing various forest & habitat tending methods. $10/person, or $5 with admission to the Mansion tour; children under 6 years old are free. The tour begins at 2:00 PM at the Visitor Center. This program is a Virginia LEAF – Link to Education About Forests – program. For more information, see: http://www.montpelier.org/visit . In case of inclement weather, call (540) 672-2728, ext 141 or ext 252 for further information.