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Forests of the Future

Scientists around the country are working diligently to protect and restore some iconic native species. Many of those scientific partners will gather in Lexington in mid-July to share their research findings.

The public also is welcome to come hear about their progress during a free, public seminar, Forests of the Future, 7 p.m. EDT Wednesday, July 11, at the Fayette County Extension office, 1140 Harry Sykes Way, Lexington.

The researchers are connected through a new mobile application, TreeSnap, which engages citizen scientists and provides researchers with more eyes in the field. This greatly extends their reach to locate resilient trees that will advance their breeding efforts or genomics studies to help in forest restoration.

Members of the audience will be able to ask questions after the panel discussion.