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WALK IN THE WOODS

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:


                        Tree Farm Walk in the Woods: Al Robertson’s Pfalzerwald Tree Farm
                        Saturday, August 29, 2015
                        Sheffield, VT; 12 Noon

                        Join Al Robertson, woodland owner and Co-Chair of the Vermont Tree Farm Program, on his property as we tour his forest and talk about: New trail and bridge (or culvert?) construction; Forest cleaning, thinning, and releasing- Stems with a future; Light harvesting techniques and a demonstration; & How you can get started in your woodland and where to get help! Download Robertson tour information.


                        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.

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