News & Highlights

Last updated February 8, 2016

Study: Snowfall Linked to Tree Growth and Function

Snowfall affects forest tree growth and function well beyond the winter season, says a new study of a dozen Harvard Forest red oak and red maple trees, recently published in the journal Ecosystems. Read more > about Study: Snowfall Linked to Tree Growth and Function

New Trail and Virtual Tour

The Forest's newest interpretive trail, the French Road Trail, is now open to the public. The trail begins outside the Fisher Museum on Prospect Hill Road, and is available as a brochure and virtual tour. Read more > about New Trail and Virtual Tour

Harvard Forest to Co-Present Conservation Award

Middlebury's Bread Loaf campus

Academics for Land Protection in New England (ALPINE), a land conservation network based at the Harvard Forest, will present the Charles H.W. Foster Award for Exemplary Academic Leadership in Land Conservation on February 22 to recognize Middlebury College's protection of its 2,100-acre Bread Loaf Campus in Vermont. Read more > about Harvard Forest to Co-Present Conservation Award

Bullard Spotlight: Peter Thomas on Applied Tree Biology

London planetree

Bullard Fellow Peter Thomas, a plant ecologist from Keele University in England, has spent his 6-month residency at the Forest co-writing a textbook, Applied Tree Biology, aimed at helping land managers make wise decisions about tree care. The book covers how trees should be chosen, planted, pruned, and maintained into old age, based on a sound understanding of how trees work. Read more > about Bullard Spotlight: Peter Thomas on Applied Tree Biology

Seeing the Landscape in Landscape Art

A new paper by ecologist and Harvard Forest collaborator Ed Faison (of Highstead) explores how the ecology and land-use changes of the 19th-century American landscape are revealed in paintings from that period. Read more > about Seeing the Landscape in Landscape Art