Southern Appalachian Studies
Are We Losing Our Native Forests?
Presented by Kristine Johnson
March 26, 7 p.m., Sharon Lawson Room
Insects, diseases, exotic plants, and air quality all threaten the natural resources of our Southern Appalachian Mountains. Kristine Johnson, a supervisory forester at the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, presents an examination of past, present, and future infestations and preventative measures for the unique environment that we live in.
Johnson is responsible for forest insect and disease management, exotic plant control and ecological restoration.
Free and open to the public, this program is hosted by Blount County Public Library, located at 508 N. Cusick Street, Maryville. For further information about library programs or services, call the library at (865) 982-0981 or visit the Web site at www.blounttn.org/197/Public-Library.