Marion, MA 02738
Tom Wessels, author of “Reading the Forested Landscape” and “Forest Forensics”, will give a special talk titled “Reading the Forested Landscape,” followed by a walk at 12pm at Sippican Lands Trust’s White Eagle property. This special event is co-sponsored by the Marion Natural History Museum and the Sippican Lands Trust with support from a grant from the Marion Cultural Council.
The talk will showcase the ample visual evidence that can be seen in the woods to unravel former agricultural, logging or wind histories in our forests. Using the shapes of trees, where scars are found on their trunks, stump decay patters, the construction of stone walls, the surface topography of the forest floor and much more, Tom will show how any forest’s history can be deciphered in great detail. The walk will feature an up-close exploration of some of the forested landscape in Marion which has seen numerous changes in its use over the past few centuries.
Registration is required for both the talk and the walk. Please register by phone or email.