FLEMINGTON, N.J. — Announcing our next “Backyard Forestry in 90 Minutes” online, live webinar! Until we are able to meet again in person, we are providing forest landowners with free, monthly educational programs with valuable information, presented by industry experts.
Join us on Thursday, April 15th at 7pm for our next webinar, “Jargon in forestry: Six loaded words, what they mean, and how that translates to your property” by Jason Grabosky, Professor in Urban Forestry, Dept. of Ecology, Evolution, and Natural Resources.
Words matter. We all know this and we ignore this truism at our own peril. We use specific words to communicate larger concepts within a discipline like forestry, and it becomes jargon.
So let’s look at a few terms that seem to hit discussions in our community, some that can be quite vexing: afforestation, reforestation, resilience, sustainability, diversity and proforestation
We’ll have a friendly chat on some of the implications these terms for individual folks with woodlands to small lots and yards to community organizers and even larger policy.
–New Jersey Forestry Association