BELFAST — This winter the Belfast Garden Club Evening Lecture Series, co-sponsored by the All of Belfast Climate Dialogues, a project of the Belfast Free Library, has focused on the effects of the climate crisis on our forests, farms and gardens.

For the final program in the series, Tuesday, March 22, 6:30 p.m., the topic will be “Deep Woods: How Climate Change Impacts Forests & How Forests Slow Climate Change” with Mark Berry and Nicholas Fisichelli.

Dr. Nicholas Fisichelli, president of Schoodic Institute at Acadia National Park, and Mark Berry, forest program director for The Nature Conservancy in Maine, will discuss the interactions between Maine forests and climate change.

Mark Berry, forest program director for The Nature Conservancy, will discuss the impact of climate change on forests March 22.

In the presentation, Fisichelli and Berry will cover the current and potential impacts of changing climate on our forests, including shifts in species’ distributions and the disturbances that impact forests, factors that help keep forests resilient, potential management responses, and the role of forests in capturing carbon from the atmosphere and storing it in forests, soils, and forest products.

The program will be offered on Zoom. To register for the Zoom link go to

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