Apple Tree Pruning and Maintenance Workshop at Boyer State Forest April 15

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Apple Tree Pruning and Maintenance Workshop at Boyer State Forest

Join Dave Wilcox, Tree Farmer and State Lands Forester, on Saturday April 15 from 8:30am to 12 Noon at Boyer State Forest in Berlin as he demonstrates and discusses Apple Tree pruning and maintenance.  Dave has been doing this spring workshop for several years and it is a great opportunity to get outside and learn about Apple Trees.  Because of Boyer State Forest’s similarity to many private ownerships, the major emphasis is to demonstrate multiple resource management to private landowners by serving as a site for workshops and tours. This will be a hands-on demonstration of how to properly prune and care for wild apple trees. Even though the apples provide an autumn benefit, the best time to prune the trees is in the early spring. The discussion will focus on identifying trees to save, and the steps to take to bring them back as healthy productive trees.  Bring your pruning tools. Easy walking.  All are welcome. This is a FREE event sponsored by the Vermont Woodlands Association and the Vermont Department of Forests, Parks and Recreation. This will be a hands-on demonstration of how to properly prune and care for wild apple trees at Boyer State Forest. Please pre-register by emailing or calling 802-747-7900. Boyer State Forest is located on Crosstown Road in Berlin, Vermont. Directions: In Berlin, from Paine Turnpike going West on Crosstown Road, go 2miles to the Boyer State Forest Parking lot on the south side of the road. From West Berlin or Northfield, go East on Crosstown Road 1.8 miles to parking lot on the south side of the road.

Tinmouth-Looking to learn more about the forests of Vermont and the wildlife that inhabit them? On Wednesday, May 3 from 7pm to 9pm at the Tinmouth Community Center the attend a free presentation called  “From Butterflies to Birds to Bears” with Sue Morse of Keeping Track. Morse is one of the top wildlife trackers in North America. Her knowledge of natural history and talent for photography will make for a wonderful and informative evening. This program is free and open to the public. You will see and hear of Morse’s first-hand experiences with wildlife in Vermont’s forests and beyond. This genuinely intriguing presentation will cover a variety of topics, including how wildlife communicate in the forest community, wildlife biology and ecology, as well as the positive outcome of various forest management practices as they stimulate more productive and diversified food and cover resources for the benefit of all wildlife- from butterflies to birds to bears. If you are a forest landowner, logger, consulting forester, aspiring forester, or wildlife enthusiast- you won’t want to miss this!  This Vermont Woods, Wildlife and Warblers Program is presented by Vermont Woodlands Association, Vermont Audubon, and the American Forest Foundation. Registration recommended but not required. For more information, please visit, contact, or call (802) 747-7900.  The Tinmouth Community Center is located at 573 VT-140 in Tinmouth, Vermont. The presentation is free and open to the public. There will be wildlife tracking materials, books, and merchandise available for purchase from Keeping Track.

Vermont Woodlands Association

Saturday, April 15, 2017 - 8:30am