Every month The Ivy Creek Foundation hosts Ivy Talks related to history, conservation, preservation, and natural history. This month, the speaker will be Ellen Powell the Conservation Education Coordinator for the Virginia Department of Forestry. In this talk, she will be explaining why Oak decline is prevalent today across Virginia’s forests and landscapes. This syndrome is caused by a combination of factors, leading to decreased vigor and eventual death of older oak trees. To make matters worse, the prevalence of oaks as a forest component is also decreasing, mostly as a result of human activities and decisions. Come and learn what’s happening to our oaks, and what you can do to help the genus Quercus in Virginia.
The Ivy Talk will take place on October 16, 2022, from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm.