Connecticut Land Conservation Conference

March 23, 2024, Wesleyan University

Usdan Center, 45 Wyllys Avenue, Middletown

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Workshops

Controlling Beech Leaf Disease on Land Trust Properties: A Landscape-Scale Effort to Protect and Preserve CT’s Beeches

Room: TBD
Intro Level, Intermediate Level, Advanced Level

Research has demonstrated significant recovery from beech leaf disease in response to the application of “polyphosphite” (dipotassium salt of phosphorus acid), via soil drench, to beeches in natural and planted settings. This workshop is for those land trust members interested in identifying, adopting, and treating a selection of mature beeches on their land trust properties, as part of a state-wide effort to preserve beech genetic diversity, and maintain these trees’ ability to provide crucial hard mast for wildlife. We will cover the logistics of treatment and details of protocols of annual data collection using the Forest Inventory & Analysis program of the U.S. Forest Service.

Presenter(s)

Robert Marra, Forest Pathologist, CT Agricultural Experiment Station

Resources and Handouts

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“CLCC’s annual conference is like Woodstock for Connecticut’s land conservation community. It’s an opportunity to foster connections, get inspired, and celebrate our collective accomplishments”

- Pete Govert, Executive Director, East Haddam Land Trust


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