YSU Legacy Forest hosts "Tree Symposium" Oct. 16

YSU Legacy ForestsThe effects of climate warming in the Mahoning Valley is the topic of a “Tree Symposium” hosted by the Youngstown State University Legacy Forest Program.

The event is 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 16, in the Ohio Room of Kilcawley Center on the YSU campus.

The morning session will include featured speakers as well as brief presentations by area organizations involved with tree plantings for climate mitigation. The afternoon session includes breakout sessions to discuss topics relevant to the prospect of forming a “Tree Coalition” charged with education and facilitation of planting trees in the Mahoning Valley.
The featured guest is Dan Herms, vice president of Research and Development for the Davey Tree Expert Co. and former faculty member and chair of the Department of Entomology at Ohio State University. He will speak on the causes, consequences, solution and impacts of climate warming on the Mahoning Valley.

The cost for the one-day symposium is $15 per person and includes coffee, pastries and a box lunch. Online registration is available at https://ysu.edu/2021-tree-symposium. Registration is encouraged by October 12; on-site/day-of registrations may result in limited lunch options. Paid parking is available in the Wick Avenue deck. Current YSU COVID-19 precautions require mask-wearing in any indoor locations. 

For more information, contact Colleen McLean at ysulegacyforests@gmail.com or 330-307-9037.