Old Stone Walls and Other Discoveries with Richard T.T. Forman

Richard Forman and students in Florida looking at animal tracks.

Event Details

Tuesday, July 19, 2022
8:30 – 10:30 AM
Chamberlin Woods (west section) and Newbury Field

Limited to 20 participants. Register using the form below.

In case of rain, the event will be postponed to the following day, July 20. Dress for weather conditions and wear sturdy shoes. Sun hat, sunscreen and tick/mosquito repellent are recommended. 

Park along Lowell Road at the Chamberlin Woods property. Meet at the property sign.


Walk Description

Can we find these? Short-lived crop field? Big hickories lining pasture stonewall? Large barn foundation? Two erratic piles? Evidence of forming the Appalachians? A cattail-less marsh? Small stones still atop an original wall? A stone-breaking site? Largest pitch pine in town? Evidence of fire and wire (fence)?  The best little-bluestem field? Tree with 5-ft-diameter underground stool? Building site with no cellar hole? Let’s find out, and discover much more…

This walk compliments the publication of a new guide researched and written by Richard Forman for the Land Trust titled, “Deciphering Concord’s Old Stone Walls and What They Indicate:  A Field Guide”. The publication and be viewed online here, or Land Trust members can request a hard copy by contacting the office (information at the bottom of the page).



Richard T.T. Forman, Professor Emeritus at Harvard University, received a Haverford College B.S., University of Pennsylvania Ph.D., two honorary doctoral degrees, awards/honors in eight countries, and served as President or Vice-President of three professional societies. He taught at the Escuela Agricola Panamericana, University of Wisconsin, Rutgers University, and the Harvard Graduate School of Design and Harvard College, receiving the Lindback Foundation Award for Excellence in Teaching. Forman pioneered several ecological fields and published numerous articles and books.



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