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Forestkeepers Summit: Celebration of the White Oak

August 27, 2022 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Save the date for the annual Forestkeepers Summit in Columbia on Saturday, August 27th from 9:00 am – 3:00 pm. Join us as we discuss the ways in which white oak supports our local forests and economies.
The event features a workshop on the identification of quercus alba, common health issues, and the role they play in wildlife and forest dynamics. A guest lecture from the White Oak Initiative will talk about the economic and social benefits of white oak. We’ll top off the day with a field trip to learn about white oak’s use in aging spirits and whiskey production and presentation of the Annual Forestkeeper awards.
9:00 am – Meet at Finger Lakes State Park
9:30 am – Bus departs for Hungry Mother Park
10:00 am – Walking tree observation
11:00 am – Bus departs
11:30 am – Tour oaks in cooperage
12:30 pm – Awards, lunch, and educational program
3:00 pm – Return to Finger Lakes State Park


August 27, 2022
9:00 am - 3:00 pm