Pictures from Woods Walk September 17
On Saturday, September 17, Ron and Chris Millard hosted a multi-organization event featuring presentations and demonstrations from members of the VWA, Vermont River Conservancy, White River Partnership, and Vermont Coverts. The Millards showed a portable sawmill, and Phil Sweet will give demonstrations using ash, cherry, birch, and spruce logs. Consulting forester and VWA president Allan Thompson spoke on Timber Stand Improvement (TSI) for an area of 40-year-old spruce forest on the property. Vermont River Conservancy’s Steve Libby discussed floodplains and the importance of river easements. Greg Russ of the White River Partnership spoke on how planting in riparian zones can improve river quality and help control erosion. A representative from Vermont Coverts presented on the topic of woodlands and watercourses and the role they play in wildlife habitat and migration. It was a full and enjoyable day.