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Forests and Climate Change Series: The Untold Story of Carbon Storage Measurement in Trees and Forest

March 28, 2018—7:00 pm - 8:30 pm


Join the Hitchcock Center and the Massachusetts Forest Rescue Campaign in this Forests and Climate Change Series.

Specializing in cataloging “Old Growth” trees and forests, in this talk, commemorating the UN Day of Forest,s (March 21) Bob Leverett, will share his new methodology and research used to measure the amount of CO2 stored in each tree. Founder of the Native Tree Society and President of Friends of Mohawk Trail State Forests, among other honorable affiliations, Bob speaks with great appreciation and understanding of the enormity of the task before us to save forests and protect forest communities from commercial exploitation. You won’t want to miss this entertaining and informative talk.

with Bob Leverett
Wednesday, March 28, 7-8:30pm
Donations and registration appreciated

Bob Leverett is the co-founder of the Native Tree Society, co-founder and President of Friends of Mohawk Trail State Forest, chairperson for the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation Forest Reserves Scientific Advisory Committee, the co-author of the American Forests Champion Tree-Measuring Guidelines handbook. He is also co-author of several books including the Sierra Club Guide to Ancient Forests of the Northeast. Educated as an engineer, Bob is a recognized expert in the science of measuring trees for both science and sport. His association with old-growth forest discoveries and confirmations dates to the middle 1980s. This compelling interest placed him in the center of the early old growth preservation movements, which continue to this day.


March 28, 2018
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm


Hitchcock Center for the Environment


Hitchcock Center for the Environment
845 West Street
Amherst, MA 01002
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