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Season 5 | Episode 5

An Old-New Idea: Cluster Planting

May 1, 2024

In this episode of SilviCast we explore the practice of cluster planting, a reforestation method that involves the planting of trees or seeds in tightly-spaced, small functional groups, with Dr. Somidh Saha of the Institute of Technology Assessment and Systems Analysis in Karlsruhe, Germany.

Season 5 | Episode 4

Putting the B in BDq

April 1, 2024

The Cutting Methods Study is a long-term investigation of cutting systems in second-growth northern hardwood stands on the Argonne Experimental Forest in northern Wisconsin. Join us on this episode of SilviCast as we explore the surprising results with Christel Kern, Research Forester with the U.S. Forest Service’s Northern Research Station.

Season 5 | Episode 3

Ash: A Lingering Hope

March 1, 2024

How can we manage EAB impacted stands and what can we do to help maintain ash trees as a component of our forests? On this episode of SilviCast we talk with two of North America’s leading researchers working on EAB genetics and ecology, Dr. Kathleen Knight and Dr. Jennifer Koch of the U.S. Forest Service, Northern Research Station.

Season 5 | Episode 2

Digging into the Wood Wide Web

Feb. 1, 2024

We explore the complex interactions between soils, nutrients, water, roots, and a host of other flora and fauna with Dr. Justine Karst from the University of Alberta, and Dr. J. Marty Kranabetter with the British Colombia Ministry of Forests.

Season 5 | Episode 1

Putting the Old in Old-Growth

Jan. 1, 2024

Season 5 kicks off with Paul Catanzaro, professor, forest ecology and conservation, University of Massachusetts Amherst, discussing silvicultural techniques to restore old-growth characteristics in forests.


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