Invasive Plant ID and Management - Appleton
Start Date/Time:
Thursday, May 17, 2018 3:00 PM
End Date/Time:
Thursday, May 17, 2018 5:00 PM
Recurring Event:
One time event
Normal Priority

Location:  Deer Foot Farm, 1221 Union Rd in Appleton
Meet at the farm cafe parking lot on the west side of Rt 131 (Union Rd) in Appleton at 3pm.

Knox-Lincoln SWCD is joining the Maine Forest Service (MFS) to co-sponsor a series of field tours to highlight woodland stewardship and conservation practices of private landowners. These free tours will be led by Midcoast District Forester Morten Moesswilde and are open to landowners, loggers, foresters and others interested in the stewardship of small woodlands.

Gary, Sue Ellen & daughter Carrie Roberts own and operate Deer Foot Farm Cafe overlooking Sennebec Lake and the coastal mountains to the east. The farm, on both sides of Rt 131, is the last piece still in Sue Ellen's family, which at one time had large holdings in the area.

Under a Forest Management Plan developed by forester Mark Brown and funded through a cost-share grant from NRCS, Gary has been removing invasive plants - mostly shrubby honeysuckle - and creating gaps to allow for mast release. After a brief history of the farm by Sue Ellen, Knox-Lincoln SWCD program manager Hildy Ellis and MFS District Forester Moreten Moesswilde will use specimens to highlight key ID features of a variety of invasive shrubs. This will be followed by a tour of areas where honeysuckle has been removed - and where it hasn't - as well as discussion of  future management and harvest plans.

Tours take place rain or shine (barring lightning and blizzards) so please dress for weather and field conditions.  Participants are asked to let the District know if they plan to attend so they can be contacted in the event of stormy weather.

For more information, to register, contact Knox-Lincoln SWCD at 596-2040 or or Morten Moesswilde at 441-2895.

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