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Vermont Woodlands Association and the Department of Forests, Parks and Recreation are inviting you to take a monthly excursion into Vermont’s forests, county by county. The monthly walks in the woods will be led by county foresters, consulting foresters, and natural resource professionals to showcase the wonders and enjoyment of Vermont’s lush forests. Participants are encouraged to wear sturdy walking shoes or boots.

                        Upcoming Walks:

                        2015 Vermont Tree Farmer of the Year Tour: David Paganelli’s Tree Farm
                        David Paganelli’s Clover Hill Tree Farm, So. Strafford, VT
                        September 12, 2015; 8am to 3pm

                        Two concurrent sessions will be offered in the morning and afternoon. Attend one session in the morning, enjoy lunch together and awards, then attend the other session in the afternoon.
                        Session 1: Dave Wilcox and Paul Harwood.
                        Dave will talk about care of wild apple trees. Release, pruning, mowing, liming, grafting and will demonstrate how these things are done. Paul will demonstrate forest stand improvement work and explain how manipulating species composition and improving stem quality affects future timber value.
                        Paul and Dave will talk about the importance of establishing and maintaining a proper road, trail and landing system.
                        Session 2: Toby Alexander, Steve Hagenbuch and John Buck.
                        John will talk about vertical and horizontal structure and how it impacts habitat for a broad range of wildlife species. Steve will talk about forest structure and how it impacts bird habitat. Toby will talk about the range of NRCS practices that help to enhance wildlife habitat, create and maintain forest openings, reduce soil erosion, treat invasive plants and improve the quality of young forests managed for timber. Download TFOY tour registration here. Please register by September 7, 2015. Sponsored by:

Photos from past Walk in the Woods workshops:

Pfalzerwald Tree Farm Tour & Walk
August 2014


Investigating Wildlife Tracking Workshop with Lynn Levine-February 2014
Listen to VPR Story, " Tracking Opens Window On World Of Animals"
Photo & Story Credit VPR/Susan Keese


Wildlife Winter Survival Strategies with Jayson Benoit & Paul Hamelin
Northwoods Stewardship Center

February 2014
Photos: Jayson Benoit


Plum Creek Walk in the NEK
July 2013

Pfalzerwald Tree Farm Walk
August 2012
Apple Tree Pruning & Maintenance
April 2012


Sugarbush Management Walk with Kevin Hall
March 2012


Walk in Thetford-Invasive Plant ID & Control
September 2011
Walk in Tunbridge-Northern Hardwood Forest Management
June 2011


Walk in Jericho-Forest Insects & Disease in Your Woodlands
May 2011
Walk in Tunbridge-Woodland Boundary Lines
April 2011


Walk in Berlin-Apple Tree Pruning and Maintenance
February 2011
Walk in Rupert-Recreation
February 2010



Walk in the Woods - W. Rutland Town Forest