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Unique Characteristics of Trees – Speaker: Patty Cormier

November 10, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm


Why do trees have individual characteristics? Why is some bark smooth and some rough? Some light colored and some dark? Why are some leaves lobed and some smooth along the edges? Patty Cormier will answer many of these questions and more. This is, she says, one of her favorite topics.
Patty Cormier was appointed as Maine State Forester in 2019. For the previous 20 years, she was a District Forester for the Maine Forest Service first in the mid coast, then in the western mountain regions. Prior to that, she was a Landowner Assistance Forester for Georgia Pacific Corp. in Downeast Maine for 10 years. Over the years, Patty has been involved in organizations such as supervisor on the Franklin County Soil and Water Conservation District, Farmington Conservation Commission member, secretary and Somerset County chair for the Maine Tree Farm Committee, and former board member of the Maine Woodland Owners of Maine. Patty is an on-call firefighter for the Farmington Fire Department as well as a part-time Advanced EMT for Northstar Ambulance. Patty grew up in the beautiful western mountains in Kingfield and now lives in Farmington with her husband and two dogs.

Note: Following UMF guidelines, Masks are required. Given the Delta Variant surge please check back closer to the time to be sure that UMF has not restricted our use of Thomas Auditorium. At this time, the auditorium is available for our use, and the talk is planned as an in-person event. It will be recorded and available on our website for those unable to attend in-person.


November 10, 2021
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm


Western Maine Audubon


Thomas Auditorium, Preble Hall, UMF
173 High Street
Farmington, Maine 04938
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