Renowned entomologist Dr. Doug Tallamy’s recent presentation,”The Nature Of Oaks: The Rich Ecology Of Our Most Essential Native Trees”, hosted by Wild Ones, Native Plants, Natural Landscapes is available to watch on the Wild Ones YouTube channel at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8YxehIqY-t0&t=217s.
Drawing from his book, The Nature of Oaks (2021), Dr. Tallamy offers a month-by-month guide to observing and identifying the growth of oak trees and the living creatures that depend upon oaks for food and shelter. Oaks perform critical ecological functions: they support biodiversity, sequester carbon, stabilize soil, produce high-quality persistent leaf litter, and promote healthy watersheds. In this program, Dr. Tallamy presents facts, shares stories, and unpacks myths about oaks, inspiring people to plant and protect these vital, majestic, and long-lived trees.
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