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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:

Friday, February 27, 2015
Workshop Tour at Maple Landmark, Middlebury, VT
Middlebury, VT; 1pm to 3pm

Join Mike Rainville on a tour of his manufacturing facility where much local lumber is turned into wooden toys, games, and gifts. See what happens at the other end of the supply chain after logs leave the woodlot and wind up in the hands of wood products manufacturers. There is no cost to attend but pre-registration is required.

April 11, 2015
Walk in the Woods: Apple Tree Pruning
8:30-12 Noon
Join Dave Wilcox, State Lands Forester, and John Buck, State Wildlife Biologist as they discuss apple tree pruning. This will be a hands-on demonstration of how to properly prune and care for wild apple trees. Dave and John have been releasing and pruning apple trees on State owned land as well as their own respective property for decades. Download PDF registration.

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