Burncoat & Greendale: Past, Present, and Future Forest
Arthur Elmes, Clark University
It's been about 7 years since the Asian Longhorned Beetle was discovered and the residents of the Burncoat and Greendale neighborhoods lost nearly all of the trees along their streets and in their yards. There are some trees that remain standing tall, species that are not targeted by the beetle; these vestiges of the past remind us what the neighborhood was and will be. But throughout most of these neighborhoods we see trees now starting to look tall and full, a forest recovering.
The impact on this neighborhood was immense in many ways. Clark University PhD student Arthur Elmes has been studying the effects of the loss of canopy on the climate in the area. We invite you to join us and Arthur as we walk through a part of the Greendale neighborhood which still contains in tact portions of the old forest as well as many of the new trees. You will be immersed in the experience of the neighborhood so you can better understand the value of the urban forest.
We hope you will join us, please let us know if we can expect you.