IN THIS ISSUE...
- December 1 is #GivingTuesday
- 18th Annual Kate Ireland Memorial Dinner & Auction
- Technology & Grasshoppers Combine for a New Study
- Ecosystem Ground Cover Restoration Workshop
- New Exhibit Opens at Webster Art Gallery
- Exploring the Red Hills Region
- Regional Game Bird Biologist Joins Tall Timbers
- Reestablishing Longleaf Pine
- Tall Timbers Dendrochronology Lab
- Good Crop of Beggarweed…Good Crop of Quail
Fall 2015 | Vol 8 | No 4
The Fire Ecology Program has launched the Tall Timbers Dendrochronology Lab. Dendrochronology is the study of tree rings to reconstruct aspects of the history of an area, including the fire regime recorded by fire scars, as well as climatic patterns reflected by tree growth patterns.
With the loss of millions of acres of longleaf pine forest in the southeast, there has been a push in natural resource management to reestablish this species in old field and native groundcover systems. An added benefit is that longleaf carry fire easier then old field pines, an imperative tool to manage both systems.
We are happy to introduce Mr. Reggie Thackston as the new Regional Game Bird Biologist. He is no newcomer to Tall Timbers or to bobwhite restoration and management.