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  Amur Cork Tree Hike & Bark Harvest

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Time:  5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Place:  Claremont, NH - Lifpert Forest, 420 Windsor Road
Raindate:  April 18

There's a new tree species in the forests of Sullivan County.  Let's take a walk in the Lipfert Forest, where we'll learn about the Amur Cork Tree, Phellodendron amurense.

Originally from eastern Asia, this tree is now spreading throughout the eastern United States and poses a threat to North American forested ecosystems.

A highly useful plant in its native habitat, the Amur Cork tree is especially prized for its bright yellow inner bark, which serves as an important herb in traditional Chinese medicine.

With help from herbalist Jonah Ruh Roberts, NRCS Conservationist Wendy Ward, SCCD District Manager Lionel Chute, and landowner Bill Lipfert, we'll learn about identification, control, and possible utilization of this recent arrival to our forest.  Join us as we cut down a tree and harvest its inner bark!

Site Directions: The gray 2-story farmhouse with attached red garage on the south side of Route 12A, about 1000 feet south of the Cornish Town Line marker.  House is on the west (river) side of the road.  Park south of the house, on the shoulder of the road.  House is 2 miles north of the intersection of NH Route 12A and NH Routes 12/103 (traffic light).

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