LRCT Program on 'Reading the Forested Landscape' July 16

MOULTONBOROUGH — On Tuesday, July 16 the Lakes Region Conservation Trust (LRCT) will welcome Tom Wessels to the Lakes Region for a presentation titled "Reading the Forested Landscape". The program will take place in the upstairs of the Carriage House at the Castle in the Clouds beginning at 7 p.m.
This program is based on Tom's book, "Reading the Forested Landscape, A Natural History of New England". Using evidence such as the shapes of trees, scars on their trunks, the pattern of decay in stumps, the construction of stone walls, and the lay of the land, it is possible to unravel complex stories etched into the forested landscape.
Wessels describes how "reading the landscape is not just about identifying landscape patterns; more importantly, it is an interactive narrative that involves humans and nature. For those interested in enhancing their sense of place, I know of no better way than by becoming intimately acquainted with their local forests and the fascinating stories they tell".
The program is open to all and there is no preregistration required. Please note that for all LRCT programs, the property is accessed via Ossipee Park Road. For additional information about the program and directions/parking details, visit LRCT's website ( or contact LRCT at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.; 253-3301.
In addition, for those interested in learning how to interpret a forest's history by looking at evidence in the landscape first-hand, there will be a guided excursion Wednesday morning, July 17 within LRCT's Castle in the Clouds Conservation Area led by Tom Wessels and LRCT's Property Adopter Larry DeGeorge. This outdoor program will be limited to 30 participants and preregistration is required. Contact LRCT (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.; 253-3301) to reserve a spot. Additional detailed information about the outdoor portion of the program will be provided to those who preregister.

Tom Wessels (Courtesy photo)