Wild Leeks, Fiddleheads – and Property Taxes - Vienna
Start Date/Time:
Wednesday, April 4, 2018 6:00 PM
End Date/Time:
Wednesday, April 4, 2018 8:00 PM
Recurring Event:
One time event
Normal Priority
Mill Stream Grange, Route 41, Vienna

Location: The Mill Stream Grange on Route 41 in Vienna

The Kennebec Land Trust and Maine Woodland Owners will sponsor an introduction to non-timber forest products, and current use property tax programs.  Dave Fuller, of UMaine’s Cooperative Extension, and Harold Burnett, of Two Trees Forestry, will present; all are welcome. Woodlots produce more than just trees and wildlife habitat. Dave Fuller will discuss and sample some wild edibles with some other non-timber forest products as potential sources of recreation, income, and sustenance. Opportunities to gather materials for familiar Maine products, including maple syrup, balsam pillows and wreaths, and birch bark, will be discussed.

When it comes to property tax options, the list is shorter though the confusion has increased.  Recent increases in Tree Growth assessment rates have put some Open Space and Tree Growth assessments surprisingly close to parity. State and municipal concerns about alleged program misuse have heightened landowner concern. Harold Burnett will discuss which current use program might be best-suited to your needs. Interested landowners may bring their property’s assessment record to plug into the calculator.

Pizza and light refreshments will be provided. And “save the date” for a field walk designed to accompany this workshop, which will be held on Sunday, April 29, at the Vienna Woods on Trask Road. To RSVP, contact Kirsten Brewer at 377-2848 or email Kbrewer@tklt.org.

Owned by Jeanne On Thursday, February 22, 2018

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Maine Woodland Owners
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Augusta, Maine 04332-0836
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