Waldo County Small-scale Forest Stewardship - Field Tour -Searsmont
Start Date/Time:
Thursday, August 24, 2017 3:00 PM
End Date/Time:
Thursday, August 24, 2017 5:00 PM
Recurring Event:
One time event
Normal Priority

 Jon Robbins, licensed forester and professional logger, will guide us through his approach to light, commercial thinning, particularly of white pine stands, which he has repeated multiple times over many years. We’ll also look at treatments he’s initiated in younger stands. The results of Jon’s careful, skilled work will provide food for further discussion of planning, silviculture, growth, equipment, and markets for various products. 

This tour is co-sponsored by the Waldo County Soil and Water Conservation District and Maine Forest Service. It is one of a series of tours that highlight forest stewardship and conservation practices of private landowners. Landowners have quietly been implementing a wide variety of careful, long-term management activities and techniques for years, to enhance their woodlands’ productivity, habitat, and beauty for decades to come. Some activities require considerable labor and resources, but others do not. These short tours are open to landowners, foresters, loggers, and others interested in the stewardship of small woodlands. 

The tour will provide a brief, two-hour introduction to the landowners and their goals. They will offer participants a chance to see some of the interesting work they have done, ask questions, and gather ideas for how to manage their own woods.

We will meet at the property on Moody Mountain Road, approx. 0.7 miles east of the intersection with Route 131.

The tours are free and open to the public. They will involve walking in the woods and will occur rain or shine, so please dress for field conditions. Parking is limited so please consider carpooling if you can. For more information contact Aleta McKeague, Technical Director of Waldo County Soil and Water Conservation District at 207.338.1964 or Morten Moesswilde, Midcoast District Forester with the Maine Forest Service, at 207.441.2895.

Owned by Jeanne On Tuesday, July 18, 2017

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Maine Woodland Owners
153 Hospital Street
PO Box 836
Augusta, Maine 04332-0836
(207) 626-0005