The 2010 FOREST SUMMIT (our 6th in the series) will be held October 14th and 15th, 9:00 AM to 9:00 PM at Holyoke Community College, Holyoke, MA.  The Summit Series focuses on important issues related to trees and forests.  This year the Summit will focus on FOREST HEALTH. All of the information regarding speakers, topics, times, and directions may be found at http://www.hcc.edu/forest.  The website will be updated several times a week as the Summit event approaches.  I will also check this BBS http://www.ents-bbs.org/viewtopic.php?f=26&t=1403&start=0  for questions about the event.  


ENTS Fall Rendezvous 2010


October 16, 2010

10:00am - 9:00pm

Friends of Mohawk Trail State Forest (FMTSF) and the Eastern Native Tree Society (ENTS) wish to announce a special program at Mohawk Trail State Forest (MTSF) scheduled  for October 16, 2010. The annual Eastern Native Tree Society (ENTS) Rendezvous will be held on October 16th at Mohawk Trail State Forest (MTSF) from 10:00AM to 4:30PM and continue at the Charlemont Inn from 5:00PM until 9:00PM.

The daytime event will feature a climb and modeling of the Jake Swamp white pine, New England’s tallest accurately measured tree. Will Blozan, President of ENTS, from Black Mountain North Carolina and Bart Bouricius, a rainforest canopy structure builder will be making the climb. A short interpretive walk will follow the climb to showcase some of the other trees of MTSF, the forest icon of Massachusetts. The walk will include a discussion of how the trees are measured and the uses made of the resulting data. Attendees of the conference are invited witness the tree climb. Meeting place is the headquarters of Mohawk Trail State Forest. Time is 9:30AM.

Following the climb and interpretive walks, we will gather at 5:00PM at the historic Charlemont Inn, Charlemont, MA. Hor d’oeuvres will be featured from 5:00PM until 6:00PM at which time we will have a buffet dinner. If you plan to have dinner, you must register with the Charlemont Inn. Contact the Inn. You may also send an email to Robert T. Leverett at dbhguru@comcast.net registering for dinner.

At 7:30PM there will be a concert celebrating nature and the trees. Attendance of the concert is free, though donations are appreciated in whatever amount you are willing to give. You can donate to ENTS or the Charlemont Inn Preservation Society. See the accompanying flyer for full information on the concert.

Music at the Charlemont Inn
Sunday October 16 at 7:30 pm


Fifth Annual Eastern Native Tree Society Evening of Music, Poetry and Prose

Eileen Ruby, mezzo-soprano; Benjamin Schwartz, cellist; Tanya Blaich, Monica Jakuc Leverett, and Christine Olson, pianists; Susan Middleton, Norma Roche, readers.

Music, poetry and prose celebrating Nature

The Charlemont Inn, Charlemont, MA • http://www.charlemontinn.com

Admission free; donations gratefully accepted for Eastern Native Tree Society and Charlemont Historical Preservation Society

Hors d’oeuvres at 5 pm; Dinner at 6 pm  $25/person, not including drinks.  Please make reservations by email: dbhguru@comcast.net

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