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Vermont Tree Farm System


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:

                        Walk in the Woods with David Paganelli:
                        Forest Stand Improvement & Managing Forest Structure for Wildlife

                        Saturday, August 30, 2014
                        Clover Hill Tree Farm; South Strafford, VT
                        9am to 2pm

                        Orange County Forester and Tree Farmer, David Paganelli, will host an informal tour and land
                        management workshop at his family Tree Farm. During the morning, David will lead a walking tour
                        and discussion of recent forest stand improvement work in young northern hardwoods. During lunch,
                        we will be joined by forester Gerry Hawkes, owner of Forest Savers. Download flyer (PDF)

Walk in the Woods: Basics of Nature Photography
River Ledge Farm, Grafton, Vermont

September 27, 2014; 9am-12 Noon

Join Mitch Moraski of Mitch Moraski Photography for a workshop focused on capturing nature in photography. He will be lecturing about landscapes, close-ups in nature and wildlife photography,
field techniques, equipment and more. His presentation will show examples of his work and technique. Moraski has over 30 years’ experience as a professional nature photographer specializing in
landscapes, wildlife and close-ups in nature. Please pre-register; $20 pp. Download flyer>>>.

Photos from past Walk in the Woods workshops:


Investigating Wildlife Tracking Workshop with Lynn Levine
Listen to VPR Story, " Tracking Opens Window On World Of Animals"
February 2014
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 Tour
August 2012
Apple Tree Pruning & Maintenance
April 2012


Sugarbush Management with Kevin Hall
March 2012


September 2011 Walk in Thetford
June 2011 Walk in Tunbridge


May 2011 Walk in Jericho
April 2011 Walk in Tunbridge


February 2011 Walk in Berlin
February 2010 Walk in Rupert



Walk in the Woods - W. Rutland Town Forest