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Ep. 501 - January 1, 2024

Putting the Old in Old-Growth

No matter how you define it, old-growth forests are scarce as hen's teeth in the eastern United States. More than 99% of our forests are second growth. While we can't speed up time, we can speed up the development of old-growth characteristics through creative silviculture. Join us on this episode of SilviCast as we talk with Paul Catanzaro, Professor and State Extension Forester at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, about a range of silvicultural techniques to restore old-growth characteristics.

Guest: Paul Catanzaro, Professor, Forest Ecology and Conservation, University of Massachusetts Amherst

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Show Notes

Restoring Old-Growth Characteristics to New England's and New York's Forests. Authors Paul Catanzaro, University of Massachusetts Amherst and Dr. Anthony D'Amato, The University of Vermont. December 2022.

Accelerating the Development of Old-growth Characteristics in Second-growth Northern Hardwoods

WDNR Old-growth and Old Forest Handbook

Restoring Old-growth Characteristics

University of Wisconsin Extension: Protecting Your Legacy

Guest on this Episode

​​Paul Catanzaro, Professor, Forest Ecology and Conservation, University of Massachusetts Amherst

Paul Catanzaro is a Professor in the Forest Ecology and Conservation program at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. He serves as the State Extension Forester and is Co-Director of the Family Forest Research Center, a partnership of the USDA Forest Service and UMass Amherst.