Dedicated to promoting the thoughtful stewardship of Vermont's privately-owned working forests
Proud Sponsor of the American Tree Farm System in Vermont
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.

Be sure to check our full calendar at a glance to view ALL EVENTS being offered.

                        Upcoming Walks:

                        Walk-in-the-Woods Tour
                        Saturday August 13, 2016 from 9AM- 2PM 
                        Kevin and Elaine Hall's property
                        Braintree, Vermont

                        Kevin and Elaine Hall are the 2016 VT Tree Farmers of the Year! They have not only one exemplary property in ATFS but three! As a sneak preview of the OTFY tour on October 1, join us for a Saturday Walk-in-the-Woods Tour of another outstanding woodlot in Braintree where good forest management for the past 30 years has resulted in a high quality forest resource. View harvesting equipment and techniques, trail construction and maintenance equipment and activities including road and trail stabilization techniques, bridges, culverts and drainage and various wildlife habitat improvement practices. Bring your own lunch and drinks and eat at a scenic upland meadow on the property! No pre-registration necessary. Download flyer (PDF).

                        TREE FARM TOUR
                        SATURDAY, August 20, 2016 at 11:00 AM

                        Pfälzerwald Tree Farm, 1619 Berry Hill Road, Sheffield, VT (shown in pic on right)
                        Join Al Robertson, woodland owner and Co-Chair of the Vermont Tree Farm Program, on his
                        property as we take a leisurely walk in his forest.

                         View more here.


                        Walk in the Woods with Weyerhaeuser up in the Northeast Kingdom

                        September 10, 2016; 9:00 am – 3:30 pm
                        (Bus leaves promptly at 9:00 sharp, please arrive early)
                        Please join Weyerhaeuser for a woods tour, which will include visiting an active cut to length harvesting
                        operation, wildlife management sites, recreation access and managing hardwood regeneration. We will have foresters leading the tour and lunch at a nice spot.
                        The tour is free. Bring your own lunch, dress for the weather, and wear sturdy footwear. Tour hosts will provide cold water, soda, juice, and the bus. Pre-registration is required by August 31st by calling 802-747-7900 or emailing Tour is limited to 35 participants so sign up today!


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